That word. That dreaded word that’s been spoken about for the last god knows how many months is almost upon us. Do you know what I’m talking about? If you’re lucky enough to have not been caught up in it all, I’m talking about GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation.
As of the 25th May, GDPR will come in to play meaning you can ask a company, or even your very own employer to share any data they hold on you. That’s anything from emails that mention your name, to absence/sickness records & even CCTV footage!
Let’s be honest though, this isn’t something new, it’s just been tweaked to make it easier to access information if you require it. You’ve always been able to ask any company or employer what data they hold, just now you won’t have to pay the small £10 fee & that company only has 30 days to collate all the information.
I wonder how many employers out there are going to be flooded with DSAR's come the 25th May?
From 25 May you can ask your employer for all of the data they hold you – including what your boss has said about you. From being given the less-than-desirable tasks to ‘accidentally’ being left out of important work meetings, if you’ve had any doubt or suspicions as to whether or not your boss values your output, there may now be a simple way to find out.