Should Employers Include a Data Protection Clause in their Contracts of Employment?

Posted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 27 March 2018
Laura Graham
Reddy Charlton Solicitors
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Businesses are likely to process significantly more personal data in relation to their employees than in other contexts.  Accordingly, compliance with the GDPR is important in order for employers to avoid potentially hefty fines and difficult situations with employees.    

One of the requirements of the GDPR is that employers must have a legal basis for processing an employee’s personal data. 

Article 6 of the GDPR sets out six grounds on which an employer can legally process personal data, with the exception of special categories of personal data (different rules apply to processing special categories of personal data). 

The grounds likely to apply in an

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Laura Graham
Reddy Charlton Solicitors

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