GDPR

GDPR

Is your organisation GDPR ready?

What is GDPR?

General Data Protection Regulation

The new Data Protection Law comes into effect on May 25th 2018

You have no doubt been inundated with emails both personal and at work asking if you wish to remain on mailing lists for almost every company you have ever signed up to.  

What does GDPR mean to Your HR department?

Collecting employee data is imperative to most businesses but it is what you do with the data and how data is stored, and deleted once no longer necessary, such as when an employee leaves, that you need to be aware of and plan for.  The change in the Law begins on May 25th but it does not stop there. Employers must continue to conduct audits of all personal data collected and processed about job applicants, and existing and former employees.  The audit should include what data is collect and why, how it is stored, how it is shared & who with, how and when data is deleted.   Privacy policies should be reviewed and updated to reflect the new Law.

No doubt GDPR regulations and on-going compliance will become a major subject area for staff training for all HR departments meaning writing or rewriting training materials.