Top 10 HR questions November 2016: New EU data protection rules – GDPR

Regardless of Brexit, Europe's GDPR is on UK employers' minds
Regardless of Brexit, Europe's GDPR is on UK employers' minds

FAQs on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the apprenticeship levy dominate the top 10 HR questions for November 2016.

While the GDPR is not in force until May 2018, HR needs to act now to understand the changes that it will make to the data protection regime, and be well prepared to comply with the new rules.

Employers shouldn’t fall into the trap of thinking that Brexit means the new EU data protection rules won’t be relevant to UK organisations.

Top 10 HR questions on XpertHR in November 2016

1. What is the General Data Protection Regulation?

2. What is the apprenticeship levy?

3. When will the General Data Protection Regulation take effect?

4. How will an employer be able to access funding from the apprenticeship levy?

5. What will employers be able to spend apprenticeship levy funding on?

6. What happens if an employer fails to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation when it comes into effect?

7. If an employer pays enhanced maternity pay, must it also enhance pay to employees on shared parental leave?

8. What effect will Brexit have on the application of the General Data Protection Regulation to the UK?

9. What is a TUPE transfer?

10. Will there be changes to the rules on obtaining consent to process personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation?

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