Data protection is about safeguarding important information and making sure it is used properly and legally. GDPR provides a legal framework for keeping everyone's personal data safe by requiring organisation to have thorough processes in place for handling and storing personal information.

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2 Factsheets about Data protection and GDPR
Data protection and GDPR in the workplace
Introduces data protection law in the UK, covering the obligations of employers and individual rights to accessing information.
Retention of HR records
Introduces the legal issues in the UK around effective retention and organisation of HR records

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Employment law
Data protection, surveillance and privacy at work: UK employment law
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People manager guide: Managing data protection requirements
This guide provides managers with an overview and principles to apply when handling GDPR and data protection requirements to ensure they play their part in complying with regulations governing its safe handling.
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