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Factsheet:

Data protection

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This factsheet was last updated in August 2016.

What is data protection?

Data protection is a topical and extremely complex issue which all employers need to pay careful attention to.

All organisations must take steps to handle, process and store data responsibly and keep up-to-date with legal developments in this area. Data protection issues can have implications for most HR activities such as the handling of recruitment, employer references, record-keeping and performance monitoring.

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