GDPR 2017-12-08T10:08:25+00:00

Introducing the GDPR – will your HR department be ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is new EU legislation that reforms laws regarding the handling of personal data and will come into effect in the UK from 25th May 2018.

Introducing the GDPR – will your HR department be ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is new EU legislation that reforms laws regarding the handling of personal data and will come into effect in the UK from 25th May 2018.

Using CIPHR’s SaaS HR system, employees can access and update their own personal information via a secure self-service portal. CIPHR also includes tools that will help you to document when consent from employees was granted for processing personal data. Furthermore, CIPHR has strict policies, procedures and security systems in place which are designed to ensure that our client’s data remains secure.

The introduction of the GDPR significantly raises the bar for personal data privacy and the fines for non-compliance are severe. Most organisations will need to review current practices and make necessary changes to how they handle their employee data. This guide introduces the GDPR for HR departments and gives practical steps that HR professionals can take to prepare for its introduction next May.

For those that don’t comply, the penalties are severe. Fines can be as high as 20 million Euros for serious violations of the GDPR, or 4% of a company’s global turnover, whichever is greater.

The severity of these fines is a sign of how seriously the GDPR should be taken. Companies will need to review current practices and make necessary changes to how they handle their employee data. A large proportion of those resulting changes will impact directly on HR departments so it’s imperative that you understand what the GDPR means for you.

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