The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into force on 25 May 2018 so now seems like the ideal time to ensure that you have GDPR compliant employment contracts and policies in place.
Producing appropriate documentation is a crucial part of the new regime given the requirement for greater transparency and the significant financial penalties that could result from non-compliance. Generic data protection clauses commonly seen in employment contracts are unlikely to be suitable under GDPR. Instead, employers will need to reconsider their approach, with clauses carefully tailored to suit the new GDPR regime.
At Actons, we can offer a bespoke review of your current employment documents or alternatively provide you with new GDPR compliant:
- Employment contracts
- Data Protection policy
- Privacy notice
What is a privacy notice?
The GDPR requires employers to notify data subjects, such as employees, workers and contractors with information about the personal data that the employer holds relating to them, how they can expect their personal data to be used and for what purpose.
A privacy notice can be used by employer’s to comply with this GDPR obligation.
Why does our data protection policy need to be updated?
The GDPR updates the UK’s data protection regime and, among other changes, will enhance existing data subject rights and introduce new data subject rights such as the right to erase personal data and to restrict data processing.
It is important to ensure that your organisation’s data protection policy is updated in line with the changes GDPR will bring.
Posted on April 23, 2018