The new General Data Protection Regulation will apply from 25 May 2018. Bringing enhanced rights for individuals and an increased compliance burden for most employers, businesses need to get ready for compliance. At the same time, concerns around data exports outside the EU and Brexit will create new challenges, particularly for UK businesses. Planning ahead is essential and this month, we look at key issues for employers
2016 was the year the GDPR finally completed its legislative journey and the EU-US Privacy Shield replaced Safe Harbor. We look back at the main developments in data protection in the UK and Singapore, and ahead to topics which will be high on the data protection and cybersecurity agendas in 2017.
Understanding the philosophy behind the GDPR is fundamental to complying with its requirements. This month, our international team looks at some of the core concepts which underpin the incoming legislation, from the data protection principles, to consent, to privacy by design, and special (formerly sensitive) personal data.