Overview of the General Data Protection RegulationsPosted in : Quarterly Reviews on 30 May 2017
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) have been a long time in the making but it has been confirmed that the UK will adopt them prior to Brexit. GDPR will come into force in May 2018 and will replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Organisations which do not comply will run the risk of being fined €20m or 4% of global revenue (whichever is greater). In addition to this, they risk the naming and shaming of their organisation.
GDPR is a complex piece of legislation imposing onerous compliance obligations on the Human Resources department of organisations. The purpose is to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals in the EU. Changes brought about by GDPR include:
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