World@work 14 Nov 2016

HR Implications of Brexit (PART 1): The General Data Protection Regulation and Brexit

The EU referendum in the UK on 23 June 2016 resulted in the UK voting to leave the European Union (Brexit). Brexit will undeniably have a massive impact on many areas of employment law and HR practice, particularly where existing UK law is derived from EU legislation. Data Protection is a prime example of such an area, as the UK’s current Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) implements the provisions of the EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD) into UK law. 

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