GDPR for Human Resources

Data analytics has allowed human resources to become strategic partners within business organisations, providing them with the ability to coordinate talent management, resource allocation and strategic planning.

Yet having access to all this data brings a responsibility that it is held and used correctly. Our GDPR blog contains actionable insights from our data and privacy experts for human resources companies to prepare and live with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation.

  • How HR can Tackle the GDPR

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect in May 2018 and gives individuals the right to access, correct and remove data that relates to them, so employees are entitled to more transparency. For HR managers, employee and candidate data is the cornerstone to provide efficient services; driving decisions about employment and identifying suitable candidates,

    22nd October 2018
  • GDPR Compliance Principles for the HR Function

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect in May 2018, focuses on balancing individual and business rights through transparency and accountability and harmonizing data collection practices, whilst giving control to EU citizens over the use of their personal data. Organizations not located in the EU also fall under the scope of the

    14th October 2018
  • Data Security for Human Resources (HR) under the GDPR

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018, and dramatically heightens expectations on businesses in the way that they manage, use, store, secure and otherwise process personal data. Businesses around the world are upgrading their data management and privacy standards to meet the new legislation, and the challenges for Human

    10th October 2018

Why do Human Resources need to be GDPR compliant?

  • Employee consent is generally not considered to be ‘freely given’ due to the power imbalance between the employee and their employer. Employees must now opt-in to allow their employees to use their personal data.
  • GDPR gives individuals the right to access, correct and remove data that relates to them, so employees are entitled to more transparency.
  • Employees now have the ‘right to be forgotten’ and to withdraw their consent, so procedures must be in place for deleting employee data.
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Things HR Companies need to know about GDPR

  • What is GDPR – is my Business Impacted?

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25, 2018, and has introduced the strongest data protection rules to protect EU citizen data on a global basis. There is, however, plenty of confusion surrounding the GDPR – whether you’re based inside or outside of the European Union (EU), our blog aims to

    21st July 2018
  • Accountability under the GDPR

    The GDPR represents a landmark change for EU data privacy. However, accountability is not a new concept in data protection. The EU Data Protection Directives required organizations to be responsible and accountable for processing personal data. Under the GDPR, though, organizations must demonstrate their compliance with the law – Article 5(2).  What is GDPR Accountability?

    23rd July 2018