The Importance and Key Components of A Data Privacy Policy In The Workplace

Posted in : The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 28 September 2020
Leeanne Armstrong
Issues covered: Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act; Remote Working; Personal Data

Data protection is the process of ensuring the personal data of individuals is suitably protected from compromise or loss. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective from 25 May 2018, requires employers to notify data subjects about their personal data handling practices through a privacy notice. It should inform data subjects about how the organisation collects, store, uses, transfers and secures their personal data. 

The financial and reputational consequences of a data breach are made evident in the media on a regular basis. Infringements of the GDPR carry penalties of up to EUR20 million or 4% of global turnover for the most serious derogations

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This article is correct at 04/11/2020

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