Preparing for GDPR & the role of HR Software
The UK is about to undergo the biggest change to its Data Protection laws in over twenty years. General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is due to come into force on 25th May 2018, and will replace the current Data Protection Act 1998. It will harmonise data protection laws across the EU, and will update the current regulations to take full account of globalisation, and the ever-changing technology landscape. Businesses will now need to demonstrate that they comply with the regulation when handling personal data.
The Regulation will apply to any company processing the personal data of individuals in the EU in relation to offering goods and services, or else to monitor their behaviour. Significant penalties can be imposed on employers who breach the GDPR, including fines of up to €20 million or 4% of the businesses annual turnover, whichever is greater. The level of fine will depend upon the type of breach and any mitigating factors, but they are designed to strongly penalise any employers who show a disregard for the GDPR.
Although HR software alone cannot guarantee your compliance, it can certainly help you undertake the tasks you need to in order to remain compliant, removing a lot of the margin for error and relieving the administrative burden created for the HR and Payroll teams. For example;
Data retention and erasure
The Right to Restriction of Processing
Automation and workflows
There are some resources below to help you get ready for the changes, but for more information, or to organise a demonstration of Cascade, contact us using this form and we will give you a call.
We have always taken data protection very seriously, and, as part of our continued dedication to data security, we have recorded a webinar to cover what you need to know about GDPR, and how intuitive HR software can help you remain compliant throughout the upcoming changes. The webinar is designed to inform viewers of updates and recommendations straight from the ICO, as well as provide information around the role HR software could play.
If you are you finding the countdown to GDPR a little overwhelming, we get it! The intricacies of the new legislation can be confusing, especially when it comes to understanding the key factors that could affect your business.
To help with this, Cascade has identified the ten most important facts surrounding the new GDPR legislation, its likely impact on UK teams and businesses, and how you can best prepare for its impact.
To view the factsheet click on the image below.
It can be easy to feel overloaded with information when it comes to preparing your business for GDPR regulations. Are you concerned about the challenges you may face during implementation, or struggling with identifying what aspects of the requirements are relevant to your business?
To help with this all too common scenario, we have put together an exclusive GDPR Checklist, laying out the eight key steps to follow on your business’s journey to complete GDPR compliance. Download the checklist by clicking on the image below.
Any extra product functionality required by GDPR will be fully implemented prior to the 25th May 2018 commencement date. All customers will be kept fully informed of any significant changes that may be necessary to Cascade’s service provision due to the new legal requirements.
However, we at Cascade remain confident in our ability to deliver the same high levels of service provision and protection as always, continuing to provide our clients with complete confidence in our products and services under the new guidelines.