steam ahead for GDPR
The focus in Europe has been on the General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR) with the May deadline fast
approaching. In what is arguably the biggest change to data
protection, the regulation has got employers in a tailspin.
Consent is perceived to be the most troubling aspect of GDPR,
as the regulation dramatically raises the standard required for
businesses to obtain consent from data subjects. But for
businesses there could be an easier way and many are going own
a different path: they are said to be retreating from consent
as a legal basis and moving to other bases which potentially
have less of an impact on business models. Providing that the
necessary requirements are met, this seems like a sensible
solution to minimise disruption.
In further GDPR related news, non-EU firms remain unaware of
the need for compliance....