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Clifford Chance


Client Briefing - The General Data Protection Regulation: Implications for employer

5 October 2017

On 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR") will have direct effect in the UK replacing the current Data Protection Act 1998 ("DPA").

Although many of the principles and rules in the GDPR are similar to, or the same as, those in the DPA, there are new rules which will require some changes in approach by employers as data controllers. This Briefing examines how the GDPR will impact on current employment practices, what employers will have to do differently and what will no longer be possible.

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