The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") aims to harmonise data protection procedures and enforcement across the European Union. It will apply to all EEA countries and the companies that conduct business in them from 25 May 2018. New standards for consent, enhanced information rights and greater sanctions for data processors and controllers indicate a potentially significant impact for employers; companies should take steps now to prepare for the changes. But what steps should they take in light of the referendum result and the potential UK exit from the European Union?

This briefing from our Employment team focuses on the implications of the GDPR in the employment sphere and the practical steps that employers should take in relation to data protection in relation to recruitment, during employment and on termination of employment.