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.