Employment law ALERT – New Data Protection laws: Essential information for employers


Rawlison Butler LLP, Griffin House, 135 High Street, Crawley, west Sussex, RH10 1DQ


Tue 25th Apr


9:00am - 10:30am



New Data Protection laws: Essential information for employers

Our free Employment law ALERT breakfast seminar will equip employers with the knowledge they need to comply with new data protection laws.  The General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect next year and employers who do not conform will be exposed to fines of up to the greater of €20 million or 4% of their global turnover.                                     

Changes to the law on consent to data processing will present particular challenges for employers.  Those who ask for consent to data processing in a contract of employment will face difficulties and the guidance to the new regulations has singled out the employment relationship as a specific problem area.

Employers will also need to be ready to deal with law changes on data privacy notices, criminal records checks, notification of privacy breaches and they will need to be particularly careful about data kept by employees offsite.

For many, wholesale changes will be needed to current data processing practices to avoid falling short of the required standards.  Although the new laws do not come into effect until May 2018, the changes will take time to plan and put in place and therefore it is essential that employers start now.

During our seminar, we will look at:

  • Mandatory information employers will be required to provide to employees and job applicants
  • Dealing with the issue of employee consent to processing data
  • The impact of the new laws on data stored by employees off site on portable devices or when working from home
  • The steps employers should take to prepare for the forthcoming changes

If you have any questions or need help with your booking, please contact Chris Field on +44 (0)1293 558569.