Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation for Employers

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) applied from 25th May 2018. It is the most significant change to data protection law in a generation and represents the pinnacle of changing global norms around privacy and the use of personal data. Many ...

HR data: the GDPR and beyond

In the run up to 25 May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (or GDPR for short) came into force, it was clear that data protection compliance and the level of priority given to HR data varied significantly between employers.

03 July 2019

Big Brother is (probably) watching: top tips and pitfalls for staff monitoring

The concept of employee monitoring is nothing new. But what is new is the extent to which electronic methods of monitoring and surveillance are being used in the workplace, and this raises new complications and matters for employers to consider.

29 April 2019

Sensitive personal data in HR functions: climbing the ladder of legal bases

The GDPR's entry into force has forced HR teams to re-evaluate the ways in which they justify the use of personal data relating to their employees, applicants and contractors.

02 October 2018

HR Data Basics Guide: Asia Pacific Region

Personal data protection regimes in the Asia-Pacific region have evolved later and more slowly compared to Europe; Singapore and Philippines passed its first data protection legislation in 2012, Thailand only adopted its Personal Data Protection Act in 2019 ...