April 12, 2018
Authored by: Sarah Delon-Bouquet and Adam Turner
Following the combination of the Labor & Employment practices at Bryan Cave and BLP, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s combined team now includes over 120 employment lawyers in offices across the US, UK, France, Germany and Russia, with excellent capabilities and a strong network in Asia. Committed to collaboration, and with our strengthened offering, experience and substantive knowledge advising clients on GDPR, we bring you our new ‘GDPR HR Issues’ blog series. Drawing on key insights from across our team, the series highlights the key GDPR issues affecting employers.
The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) comes into force in less than two months. From an HR perspective it imposes data obligations on any US, European or other employer with EU-based staff. Failure to comply with the GDPR regime can result in significant fines and disruption to your business. Are you ready?
Our first blog deals with ‘privacy notices’ aimed at staff. GDPR requires employers to give information to their workforce, setting out in particular the personal data (employee information) the employer holds about them, how it is used, and with whom the information is shared.
No. GDPR imposes new requirements on employers. Employers must give more detailed information than is currently required under existing EU data protection laws. Employers also need to ensure that their privacy notices accurately reflect their workforce data processing activities.