Data protection laws protect individuals from the misuse of information about them. Updated laws give individuals more control over their personal data as the digital age develops and evolves. 
Employers should develop policies that take a compliant, but balanced, approach. They should also ensure that employees understand their own rights and obligations under data protection law. 
Information is easily transferred nationally and internationally, making data protection a complex global issue. Any worldwide organisation company can hold data on UK and other European citizens. 
Data protection law is a highly technical area, so employers should seek appropriate legal advice if unsure of any aspect. Organisations that ignore their legal obligations risk reputational damage, potential prosecution in the courts and heavy penalties. 
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