Data protection is a significant responsibility for every business owner to manage and to keep up to date with. As an employer, it’s essential that you are aware of the latest legal developments around data protection and fully comprehend the principles of data protection, including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and subject access requests (SARs).
While businesses have a responsibility to securely store the data they hold about their clients and contacts, the impact data protection regulations have on HR activities is even more significant. These teams are responsible for keeping all employee records including training records, monitoring performance, disciplinary or grievance records and their references. This is on top of robustly storing the sensitive data they hold.
When holding data on employees, organisations should bear in mind consent, processing and security.
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