GDPR Whitepaper – What’s it all about?

By OrangeHRM | Published on Nov 17, 2017 | minute read

Today, we're diving into the world of GDPR. Don't worry if you're not sure what that acronym means yet; we'll unravel this mystery together. Prepare to embark on a fun and informative journey where we demystify GDPR and its significance for your organization.

What is GDPR, and why should you care?

Picture this: you're responsible for managing sensitive employee data, keeping it safe from prying eyes. Enter the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a game-changing law designed to protect personal data privacy and enhance control for individuals across the European Union. But here's the best part—GDPR doesn't just apply to EU-based companies; it affects any organization that handles the personal data of EU citizens. 

The ABCs of GDPR Compliance

Now that we've piqued your interest, let's break down the essentials of GDPR compliance. We'll steer clear of any legal jargon and keep it simple, yet effective.

Consent and Transparency 

GDPR emphasizes obtaining explicit consent from individuals before collecting their data. It's like asking for permission before entering a fancy party. Plus, you should provide clear information on how you intend to use their data. Transparency is key.

Data Minimization

GDPR promotes collecting only the data you need and ensuring its relevance to your business purposes. 

Right to Access and Erasure

Individuals have the right to access their personal data and request its deletion. It's their data, and they should have control over it.

GDPR: The impact on HR and IT admins

GDPR affects your departments significantly. Here are a few key areas to focus on:

Employee Data Management

HR managers, you're entrusted with safeguarding employee information. GDPR mandates that you handle this data responsibly and ensure its protection. 

Data Breach Reporting

IT admins, you're the unsung heroes protecting digital fortresses. GDPR mandates reporting data breaches within 72 hours.

Why OrangeHRM?

We've laid out the fundamentals, and now it's time to introduce a trustworthy partner to help you navigate the GDPR landscape seamlessly. Enter OrangeHRM and here's why OrangeHRM makes GDPR compliance a breeze:

Powerful Data Protection Features

OrangeHRM offers robust security measures to protect your employee data. From secure data storage to access controls, we’ve got your back.

Streamlined Data Subject Requests

With OrangeHRM, responding to data subject requests becomes a breeze. You can quickly access, modify, or delete data, ensuring compliance while keeping your employees happy.

Remember, GDPR compliance isn't just a legal requirement; it's a commitment to protecting individuals' privacy. By embracing GDPR, you're fostering trust with your employees and building a solid foundation for data security.

So, take the first step today and partner with OrangeHRM, your ultimate ally in achieving GDPR compliance by booking your FREE demo today!