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Joanne Kavanagh, Partner

GDPR: why relying on an employee consenting to your processing their personal data is risky

Joanne Kavanagh, Partner

In order to comply with the new GDPR requirements, employers will have to audit the employee personal data they are processing and the legal basis for doing so. Traditionally, where consent has been obtained to such processing, it has often been in reliance on a standard clause written in ‘legalese’ in a contract of employment that employees are required to sign. The wording is rarely questioned or discussed. Sound familiar? From 25 May 2018, it is very likely indeed that this practice will be unlawful...

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