We can help you become GDPR compliant 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on Friday 25th May 2018. There was a massive amount of publicity around this subject with most of it relating to the processing of personal data held about customers or potential customers. But GDPR has a significant impact on businesses that employ people, including workers and consultants who work for the business. 
 
A great deal of what a business does in relation to its employees involves the processing of personal data: background checks, contracts of employment, disciplinary proceedings, grievance proceedings, annual reviews, payroll, benefits, training, sickness procedures and health records, monitoring performance, CCTV images of employees, clocking in and out, security checks, files notes, minutes of meetings, emails referring to employees (even indirectly) all of these will involve the processing of personal data. GDPR applies! 
As a business, you need to make sure that you comply with GDPR. We believe having a clear policy and effective training are the best ways to achieve this. 
 

Our experience when talking to businesses about GDPR is: 

 
When we talk about GDPR with organisations and businesses, we ask about the personal data they hold on their own people. Sometimes we see the penny drop. GDPR isn't just about mailing lists and customer personal data. GDPR puts data security and privacy of employees' personal data at the forefront of an employer’s consideration. It creates significant rights for employees in relation to their personal data and substantial penalties for an employer who breaks the law. 
 
The main points are knowing what personal data you hold about employees, knowing why you keep it, where you keep it, what you do with it, and providing information to employees about that data. 
 
Read our guide to becoming GDPR compliant with your employees' personal data. 

Contact us to see how we can help with your GDPR compliance.  

Give us a call to discuss how we can assist you to be GDPR complaint. We can provide advice and support depending on your existing knowledge and will tailor our service to your needs.  

Get in touch 

Do you have a legal matter you'd like to discuss with us? Whether you're an employer or employee we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch using the details below or use the form here and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your enquiry. 
Phone: 0121 452 5130 
Address: Spencer Shaw Solicitors Limited 
Vancouver House, 111 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 8LB 
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