The UK GDPR and DPA 2018: key data protection issues for employment lawyers
The UK GDPR and DPA 2018: key data protection issues for employment lawyers

The following Employment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The UK GDPR and DPA 2018: key data protection issues for employment lawyers
  • The UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR)
  • UK GDPR—key themes
  • Ensuring compliance with UK GDPR and DPA 2018—an overview
  • Controllers and processors
  • Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) guidance
  • ICO detailed guidance published to date
  • Guidelines from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) (formerly the Article 29 Working Party)
  • Personal data
  • Pseudonymisation and anonymisation
  • More...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Issues relating to data protection during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are considered in Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—employment data protection issues.

From IP completion day (11pm on 31 December 2020), Regulation (EU) 2016/679, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is retained EU law (see Practice Note: Brexit and IP completion day—implications for employment lawyers—Retained EU law) and known as UK GDPR. Together with the parts of the Data Protection Act 2018 that relate to general personal data processing, powers of the Information Commissioner and sanctions and enforcement, as amended, this makes up the UK GDPR regime. The GDPR as it continues to apply in the EU is known as EU GDPR.

This material considers the UK GDPR regime, and legislative links are to Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679, UK GDPR, except where expressly stated otherwise.

For a more detailed introduction to EU GDPR, UK GDPR and DPA 2018, see Practice Notes:

  1. Introduction to the EU GDPR and UK GDPR

  2. The UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR)

  3. The UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR)—Navigator, and

  4. The Data Protection Act 2018

This Practice Note provides an overview of the key themes of Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679, UK GDPR and the DPA 2018 and highlights particular issues of relevance to employment lawyers, as well as signposting more detailed guidance and other materials available.

The UK General

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