The UK is shortly 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.
Are you finding the countdown to GDPR a little overwhelming? 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, we have 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:
We have always taken data protection very seriously, and, as part of our continued dedication to our customers’ data security, we are running an ongoing GDPR webinar programme. Aimed at informing our customers of updates and recommendations straight from the ICO, as well as providing information around system enhancements we are making to comply; check out the first webinar in the series, ‘What do you need to know about GDPR?’ by clicking on the image below.
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed 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:
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.
With fines of up to €20 million for subject rights failures under GDPR there isn’t a better time to see how Cascade’s HR software helps your business to comply with the new GDPR legislation.
GDPR is all about how you manage data you hold on individuals. What better time to join the self-service revolution!
Cascade’s modular system enables you to choose the features that are critical to your business without having to pay for functionality you don’t need.
Cascade HR includes a number of essential features that will help to comply with employment legislation, reduce your admin and improve how you manage your workforce.
To find out more about how Cascade HR can help you comply with GDPR legislation, please fill in the contact form and we will be in touch.