SPOTLIGHT on the changing data protection landscape for employers
The words “data protection” can strike fear into the hearts of anyone tasked with handling large amounts of data. It sounds like a lifeless legal term that tweed wearing (nothing wrong with a bit of tweed!) academics muse over during a spot of afternoon tea. But what does it really mean for employers? The reality is that data protection breaches can really pack a punch – even for large companies like Morrisons, who are facing a costly 6000-employee lawsuit for data breaches.
Even if you have a handle on data protection, it’s important to know this area of law will be radically altered by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which becomes effective for ALL employers on 25th May 2018 with wide ranging and onerous burdens placed on employers. Unfortunately crossing your fingers and hoping for the best is not an option! We have analysed the looming regulatory revamp and have built a Spotlight session designed to help you navigate the changes safely. We will include:
• A recap of the basic concepts underpinning the law and the key practical obligations your organisation has.
• An analysis of what way the courts and tribunals are ruling, with a breakdown of recent important cases regarding subject access requests.
• An outline of main areas of change for employers under the GDPR.
• A checklist of steps that employers should take in preparation for the GDPR becoming law.
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