No matter where you are, you’ve probably seen some mention of the General Data Protection Regulation (aka GDPR). The aim of the GDPR is to protect all European Union (EU) citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world. It’s an extension of a 1995 law from a time when, I think we’d all agree, technology was vastly different.
Some readers might be saying to themselves, “I’m not in the EU so this law doesn’t apply to our organization. I’ll just skip today’s HR Bartender article.” Well, not so fast. The GDPR does have implications for organizations