Jacqueline Raison - 6 September 2017 - Reading time: 3 Minutes
Chief Legal Officer of SD Worx, Jacqueline Raison, has written some useful information on GDPR and what it might mean for your organisation. This is the second of a series of articles on the steps we are taking at SD Worx to ensure GDPR compliance.
GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation. It is a new piece of European legislation that was finally adopted on 27th April 2017 after several false starts. It will come into force on 25th May 2018 across Europe, and it will apply not only to any organisation situated in the EU, but also to any organisation that processes the personal data of EU citizens regardless of where they are situated.
Where existing laws only apply to data controllers (the owners of the data), GDPR also applies to organisations that process data on behalf of data controllers.
GDPR takes many of the concepts under existing privacy laws and enhances and extends them. Existing data subject rights, such as the right to receive a copy of the data and the right to rectification are extended for example with shorter time limits for compliance.
There are also a set of new data subject rights such as the right to erasure (not quite as broad as the much-discussed right to be forgotten), and data portability.
Other big changes include a right to self-report any breaches, special rules for processing children’s data, new categories of sensitive data and the requirement to give specific information to individual data subjects about what will happen to their data.
The supervisory authorities have powers under GDPR to order organisations to pay compensation to data subjects.
They also have the power to administer substantial fines against both data controllers and data processors. The numbers are high (maximum being the higher of 4% of global turnover or €20m) and so have grabbed attention. However, whilst the size of fines is intended to be “dissuasive” the authorities are also required to take into account the behaviour of the organisation and to fine accordingly.
Therefore it is right and proper that our reaction to the legislation should be to take a broad risk-management approach and to invest in our security.
As you start looking into GDPR you will find that it will impact more of your organisation than you originally thought . It will also take you longer to get compliant than you can imagine. This article will undoubtedly raise more questions than it has answered, but what is clear is that you will have to make investments in your security systems and processes and it is key to ensure that these investments are made in the right areas.
In this series of articles I will share with you the journey that we are taking here at SD Worx to ensure GDPR compliance.
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It’s likely that no matter whether an organization works in the EU or not, its heard of the General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR, which was implemented on the 25th May 2018, changes the ways that data is processed, stored, and used by organizations.9 November 2018
In the lead up to 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was everywhere as organizations across Europe (and further afield) prepared for stricter regulations on handling customer and employee data. Three months have passed since its implementation, but what’s new with GDPR?20 August 2018
Payroll, and the importance of payroll, is everywhere. Whether in Italy, France, or in Belgium, payroll is a crucial part of any organisation. Employees are the heartbeat of an organisation, so ensuring that they are paid on time and correctly is essential17 May 2018
With just six months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes force, payroll departments need to ensure they know what’s coming, or risk paying for it later. The stakes are high, as businesses that fail to comply with GDPR could face fines of up to 4% of their total annual revenue.14 May 2018
With the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) next month, if an organisation is working with HR and payroll vendors, it will be their responsibility to ensure that these business partners are GDPR compliant. Any external organisation that handles the data of employees or customers must be compliant, otherwise the organisation is also at risk of breaking GDPR regulations.
26 April 2018
With the 25th May deadline only a month away, it is more important than ever for HR and payroll departments to ensure that they are GDPR compliant. If organisations are not compliant the penalties are significant, with fines of up to €20m or 4% of global revenue, and companies will undeniably suffer from significant brand damage.
So, what should HR and payroll teams do during the next month to ensure that they are compliant and ready by the deadline?9 April 2018
With just three months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, the clock is ticking for HR and payroll managers to get the systems and processes in place to ensure compliance. The regulation, coming into effect on 25 May 2018, updates data rights for today’s networked world and organisations ignore it at their peril. A major infringement could cost a company up to 4% of its global revenue while there is a penalty of 2% of global revenue if records are not in order or a supervising authority and data subjects are not notified within 72 hours when personal data is exposed in a security breach.19 March 2018
Once GDPR takes effect on 25th May 2018, organisations that fail to process data correctly, report security breaches within a set time period, or comply with data regulations, will face fines and brand damage. These legislative changes emphasise how HR and payroll professionals need to be more security-conscious than ever before.14 March 2018
PAREXEL provides best practice examples to international organisations.
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May 2018, all organisations who handle data of EU citizens will need to comply with new guidelines. By nature, HR departments hold personal and sensitive employee data, including payroll data. However, with an increasing amount of payroll and HR departments adopting automated payroll processes, the question arises: how do you become compliant in a digital world, especially if you are an international company?12 March 2018
If you want to learn best practice in handling data in light of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), you can do no better than to look at DuPont. Now part of science giant DowDuPont following a merger last year, data is part of the DNA of the organisation and it has a long history of embedding data protection into its culture.12 March 2018
Once GDPR comes into effect, companies must provide employees and data regulation authorities with carefully-documented data information. To simplify this process, these records should be stored in the form of a data register, filled in by HR and payroll professionals, alongside other departments within the organisation. However, how should HR and payroll departments set up and maintain a data register?
In February, SD Worx hosted its European Conference 2018 at Hilton on Park Lane, London, with over 800 attendees and 30 expert speakers. One of the sessions, titled ‘How to be internationally compliant in a digital world’, was hosted by Gert Beeckmans, chief risk and security officer SD Worx, and Frank Rudolf, director of payroll at PAREXEL. Here are their top five lessons on implementing GDPR:1 March 2018
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) around the corner, employees will soon have the right to know the status of the personal data that companies retain. Ex-employees and unsuccessful applicants can also request that their data is discarded (if the necessary period for keeping their data has expired). Because of this, it’s important that data is processed and stored clearly and correctly.14 February 2018
On Wednesday 25th January, SD Worx and DLA Piper hosted the second webinar in our General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) series focused on implementing an appropriate retention of employees’ data.29 January 2018
With the GDPR deadline just four months away, are you prepared? To help get your HR and payroll department ready for when the regulation takes effect on 25th May, we’ve put together a checklist of essential steps to compliance.19 January 2018
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to take effect in less than four months’ time, it’s essential that HR managers understand exactly what the regulation entails.15 January 2018
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline just four months away, is your organisation prepared? To help get your HR and payroll department ready for when the regulation takes effect on 25th May, we’ve put together a checklist that includes the essential steps to compliance.8 January 2018
With GDPR on the horizon, are your HR and Payroll departments prepared? With large fines and serious damage to your business’ reputation at stake for non-compliance, here’s how you can become GDPR compliant in five practical steps:20 December 2017
With GDPR fast approaching, SD Worx commissioned an independent survey of HR and payroll professionals across nine European countries to determine GDPR readiness in the industry. These countries included The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxemburg.19 December 2017
On Thursday 30th November, the SD Worx and DLA Piper teams hosted the first webinar in our General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) series. This webinar focused on the HR and payroll industry and how it should manage the data rights of employees.11 December 2017
In the upcoming webinar, titled ‘GDPR: Dealing with the data rights of your employees’ and brought to you by SD Worx and global law firm DLA Piper, HR professionals can learn about data subject rights ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is the first in a series of GDPR guidance webinars to be launched in the run up to May next year.22 November 2017
With just six months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes force, payroll departments need to ensure they know what’s coming, or risk paying for it later. The stakes are high, as businesses that fail to comply with GDPR could face fines of up to 4% of their total annual revenue.13 November 2017
We all know GDPR is coming, but is your business really prepared for it? To help get your HR and payroll department ready for when the regulation takes effect on 25th May 2018, we’ve put together a GDPR checklist.25 October 2017
Exactly who should be responsible for data protection within an organisation? Should it be a matter for C-level staff only? Or the IT department? The sales and marketing department collecting customer information? Or is it time to appoint a dedicated Data Protection Officer?18 October 2017
We have previously discussed what the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is, when it will come into play and the consequences of breaching it. In this blog, we want to focus on the key provisions of GDPR and how it will affect businesses.
Having joined the GDPR bootcamp for Marketers in Reading on the 15th of September, I wanted to share what I have learned during this full on (but very enlightening) day in an easy to digest blog:.2 October 2017
The Chief Legal Officer of SD Worx, Jacqueline Raison, has written some useful information on GDPR and what it might mean for your organisation. This is the second of a series of articles on the steps we are taking at SD Worx to ensure GDPR compliance.