Data protection has an impact on handling recruitment, employee record-keeping, and many other HR activities. Employers must understand their data protection responsibilities and liabilities. It's important to keep up-to-date with data protection developments.

This factsheet outlines data protection legislation in the UK and proposed changes to that legislation. These laws affect how organisations gather, store and use data and individual rights over access to information. The factsheet offers guidance on following good data protection practices at work and includes a practical action plan for organisations.

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