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The Repeal Bill, otherwise known as the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was published last month, and the 66-page document confirmed that EU-derived legislation including the Working Time Directive, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and TUPE will continue to apply once the UK leaves the EU.

Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, said:

‘It is one of the most significant pieces of legislation that has ever passed through Parliament and is a major milestone in the process of our withdrawal from the European Union.  By working together, in the national interest, we can ensure we have a fully functioning legal system on the day we leave the European Union’.

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You’ve built your business and have your employees in place to deliver the success of your business.  Through the process of bringing people into your company you’ve obtained all sorts of data from them and most of it is highly useful.  Yet having access to a wealth of valuable personal data also brings a responsibility to ensure that it is securely held and used in a responsible manner. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the latest effort to offer increased rights to individuals and to increase the organisational obligations of any companies that have access to their data.

The incoming regulations look set to bring in sweeping changes to how organisations handle the personal data of individuals. This obviously has a major impact on employers and your HR activities so it’s important to know how it will affect you. This short guide will give you an overview of how GDPR will affect business owners before and after it comes into effect.

What is the GDPR?

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