GDPR and data protection: what do businesses need to know in the age of COVID?
Sep17

GDPR and data protection: what do businesses need to know in the age of COVID?

COVID-19 has caused significant impacts across all aspects of society, however many UK businesses have struggled to navigate these changes. The public health emergency has meant that many organisations are facing staff shortages, limited operating capacity, and acute financial pressures impacting their finances and cash flows. For many businesses the continuation of work has been crucial and working from home is now common across a...

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Two years after GDPR: Sensitive data is making HR increase security to the level of financial sector
Jun09

Two years after GDPR: Sensitive data is making HR increase security to the level of financial sector

The HR industry works with sensitive data that can have enormous consequences if leaked, says a compliance advisor from ACI. Several breaches of employee data the last few years shows HR is vulnerable. According to MHI Vestas, an offshore wind energy enterprise, compliance is a must. One of Europe’s leading HR assessment tools providers, Master International, the trend points to HR departments choosing subcontractors that are...

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One in ten home-working Brits not GDPR compliant
May22

One in ten home-working Brits not GDPR compliant

As the UK awaits news as to whether restrictions of the lockdown could be further relaxed, home working has become the new norm with many businesses operating a “business as usual approach” with 100% of their workers working from home. However, recent research conducted by full-service IT support company ILUX, has revealed some eye-opening revelations that business owners should consider. Of the 2,000 home working Brits surveyed, one...

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GDPR no longer gets the budget: 3 steps that help HR directors prove the business case for new HR solutions
Jan03

GDPR no longer gets the budget: 3 steps that help HR directors prove the business case for new HR solutions

Sometime around summer 2019, HR directors started to notice a shift in the way internal budget discussions played out. They had lost their magic argument – they were no longer able to use GDPR compliance as leverage for obtaining budget. This is because nothing much has happened since GDPR came into effect in May 2018. Companies either feel they don’t need to make drastic changes, or they have opted for a much lighter approach...

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GDPR leads to a rise in employee confidence in data security
May23

GDPR leads to a rise in employee confidence in data security

May 25th marks one year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and findings from ADP shows that the regulation has had a positive impact on employee confidence around data security. More than half of respondents (53%) say that they feel confident that their data is stored responsibly and securely by their employer, a rise of six percentage points since 2018. In May 2018, GDPR was implemented to enhance...

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One in five workers still haven’t been given company GDPR policy, according to new poll
Nov06

One in five workers still haven’t been given company GDPR policy, according to new poll

A new study has found that almost one in five (17%) of UK workers haven’t been given a concrete GDPR policy by their company.   According to the poll of over 1000 UK workers released by Fellowes today, one in ten didn’t know who was responsible for GDPR at work, while one in five (18%) thought it was their managers responsibility. Another 10% believe it is up to office managers to monitor confidential data regulations and 6%...

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4 Months on from GDPR, How are Businesses Coping?
Sep27

4 Months on from GDPR, How are Businesses Coping?

Introduced in May 2018, GDPR caused widespread panic among businesses of a variety of sizes. However, several months since GDPR came into force, are businesses still as apprehensive as they once were, or have many risen to the challenge?     The Pre-GDPR Apprehension In November of last year, a study from RSM revealed that 92% of European businesses were under-prepared for GDPR. However, at the time of the study, over half...

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Don’t Rest on GDPR Laurels – Five Strategies for Keeping the Business Compliant and Thriving
Aug21

Don’t Rest on GDPR Laurels – Five Strategies for Keeping the Business Compliant and Thriving

The leadership role played by HR departments in the race towards GDPR compliance was critical, but it’s only the beginning By Ian Osborne, Vice President UK & Ireland, Shred-it May was a harrowing month for many businesses as they scrambled to get compliant with the new GDPR legislation, and much of that effort continued after the deadline. The HR department of UK companies felt particularly keenly the additional strain thanks to...

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The impact GDPR will have on CCTV systems
Jun18

The impact GDPR will have on CCTV systems

On May 25th, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced and, with this highly-anticipated, new legislation, the way we capture and handle CCTV footage has changed to fit with the new guidelines presented by the European Union. Businesses now need to cooperate accordingly with the new ruling in order to avoid harmful penalties. Did you know that one penalty that businesses could face is the 4% global annual turnover...

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Five ways HR can lead the way with the new GDPR legislation coming into force
May14

Five ways HR can lead the way with the new GDPR legislation coming into force

With just two weeks to go before the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, XpertHR says there is still time for companies to comply and is offering HR professionals practical advice that will enable them to take the lead and help their organisations prepare.   The new Regulation – which will come into force on 25th May 2018 – replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK and marks the start of a...

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GDPR isn’t a crisis for recruiters if they are careful
May10

GDPR isn’t a crisis for recruiters if they are careful

Guest blog by Charles Hipps, CEO & Founder, WCN   Am I the only one seeing increasing numbers of resubscribe e-mails bombarding my inbox of late? There is now just weeks to go before the new GDPR laws finally come into action across the EU. Are you compliance ready or are you still wondering how do we make the recruitment process more respectful to candidates without losing our edge?     This is perhaps the biggest...

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Is your organisation GDPR ready?
May03

Is your organisation GDPR ready?

With a little over a month left until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in Europe, the Pillar Project’s in-house GDPR specialist, Michael Shea, examines how the new law will begin to affect the lives of private EU citizens.   Ahead of GDPR D-Day on Friday, 25th May 2018, there are a number of critical concerns we need to address such as: Will it really protect your data? How will it affect businesses...

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Two in three people can’t leave their work emails alone at home
Mar27

Two in three people can’t leave their work emails alone at home

People are increasingly reluctant to leave work at the office, with two thirds of working adults in the UK spending their personal time checking their work emails.   A survey of 2,000 UK office workers, conducted by tech retailer Ebuyer, shows that 66% of people log on outside of their normal business hours, with most of those (91%) using their personal devices to do so.     Habits vary across the country, with...

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Ninety per cent of small firms still not prepared for new data regulation, new research shows
Mar20

Ninety per cent of small firms still not prepared for new data regulation, new research shows

  ​Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) research, published today, shows that over a third (33%) of small businesses have not yet started preparing for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) while a further third (35%) are only in the early stages of preparations. Only eight per cent of small businesses have completed their preparations. In light of the findings, FSB is launching a GDPR awareness...

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My take on GDPR…
Feb28

My take on GDPR…

Guest Blog by Krystyna Petersen So, it’s a new year and GDPR comes into force this year – May 25th, 2018 to be exact! In the interest of being ready to tackle the year head on I thought I would write an article on the dreaded GDPR! I’ve read a lot around GDPR, been to various seminars and it’s interesting to hear the different interpretations. It’s also interesting to see how some make it sound so much more complicated than others....

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