GDPR: prepare for May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. The aim of the GDPR, which replaces the current Data Protection Directive, is to establish a modern and harmonised data protection framework across the EU.

The Government has confirmed that the GDPR will be implemented in the UK. Therefore, employers should start taking steps now to prepare for its introduction.

Look out for …

... our forthcoming live webinar on getting ready for the GDPR on 10 May 2017 at 2pm. Ross McKean and Katherine Gibson, lawyers at DLA Piper, will give practical guidance on developing an action plan for compliance and how the GDPR will affect the processing of employee data and subject access rights. Register now for this webinar and submit your questions to the speakers in advance.

... our guide on "How to prepare for the GDPR", available soon. This will set out the steps that HR can take to obtain buy-in for GDPR compliance, identify the organisation's obligations under the GDPR and draw up an action plan and timeline.

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