No, it is not necessary for employers to amend the contracts of existing employees to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect 25th May 2018.
However, employers should issue a new Privacy Notice to employees, providing information on the processing of their personal data and superseding any out of date data protection clauses in the contract. The GDPR specifies the information that employers must provide in the Privacy Notice. The information includes the purposes for which the employer will process the employee’s personal data, the legal basis for the processing, information about the retention period and information about the employee’s rights as a data subject.
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