November 27th, 2017.

On the 25th of May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force and will change the way organisations manage personal data. With less than six months to go, XpertHR advises that employers should start preparing now and has compiled a top 10 list of things all employers need to know about the GDPR.

The GDPR will introduce changes to the way that data is processed across the EU. As part of this, employers are likely to have to find an alternative to consent to process personal data and the regulators will be able to impose significantly higher fines than under existing provisions – up to €20 million or four per cent of an organisation’s annual worldwide turnover, whichever is greater.Jo Stubbs, head of content at XpertHR Group, says, ‘The new GDPR means employers need to rethink how personal data is collected, used and kept.

‘With just over six months to go, employers need to understand the implications of the new regulation and ensure they are compliant in time.’

Ten things employers need to know about the GDPR:

GDPR affects small employers too – The GDPR will apply to organisations of all sizes, but not all organisations will be treated the same. Those that are not processing large amounts of data and are not involved in high-risk processing won’t be expected to commit as many resources to GDPR compliance.

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