The head of BCLP’s Frankfurt Employment Team, Of Counsel Michael Magotsch, and the Head of Germany’s IT/IP department, Counsel Dominik Weiss, commented Oct. 1 in Personalwirtschaft on the risks the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) poses for employers in Germany . Magotsch and Weiss stress that severe penalties have not yet been imposed on companies. They argue, however, that GDPR-related changes will affect data privacy at the workplace and employers should assess in detail whether their organization is ready for GDPR compliance. Any aspect of human resources management from application processes to documentation should come under scrutiny. Companies failing to comply will face significant fines. Personalwirtschaft is one of the leading magazines on human resources in Germany.