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The countdown is on till new GDPR laws come into force in May
There are only six months to go until the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) laws are introduced across Europe but it can take some work to make sure all your data is audited, categorised and recorded as to who has it and where it is stored.
What is personal data?
Personal data includes confidential and sensitive information, such as salary, bank details and health records.
Part of the GDPR talks about how the data is secured so it’s important to think about where staff data might be, such as in filing cupboards, Excel spreadsheets or even a Dropbox account. But how can you make sure all the data you hold is safe?
You need a secure system that holds all staff data, including confidential information such as:
Disciplinary and grievance records
Next of kin details
Education and qualifications
You must also keep all their CVs for the right amount of time and make sure they’re only kept for the minimum time necessary.
The HR Dept recommends My HR Toolkit to prevent a lot of hassle. It’s GDPR-compliant and we can answer any questions your technical or compliance teams might have.
The new laws will govern data across every department of your business: finance, marketing, relationship management and HR. My HR Toolkit can help you tick off one department and get you on the right track before May.