What Is GDPR And How Does It Affect My Business?

What Is Right For My Business?

It can be difficult to interpret the requirements to see what is applicable to your company because what is right for one business might not be right for another. The Hive360 legal advisors can provide advice and inform of best practice to ensure your business complies to GDPR.

GDPR Definition

You will most likely have now heard of the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, which came into effect on the 25th of May 2018. With technology ever evolving, the aim of this regulation has been to give all inhabitants in the EU more control over their personal data and how it is used by companies.

GDPR replaces the 1995 Data Protection directive, and it covers all companies within the EU, and those outside the EU that deal with EU residents. GDPR does not just affect your customers, but also how you process and handle the data of your employees.

How It Will Affect Your Business

With the enforcement of GDPR fully active now, there are a number of changes that should have been implemented by companies before the deadline in May 2018. Please read our essential GDPR guide to ensure that you have made these changes and are now fully compliant.

As employers you have new responsibilities to consider with your employees, and if these are not followed then large penalties can apply. Employees must be informed that they are required to provide certain personal information so that you as the employer can carry out your duties, rights and obligations.

There are a number of ways to inform employees of changes to handling their personal data, for example updating your staff handbook with a GDPR section. Importantly, you must make it clear to authorities that you have implemented steps towards GDPR compliance.

How Hive360 Can Help Your Business

It can be difficult to interpret GDPR and there are a number of different approaches depending on how your company currently uses employees data. We are able to provide advice and inform your business of best practice to ensure you comply with GDPR.

At Hive360 we ensure that your business continually complies regardless of any legislative changes. In addition, we implement a number of additional steps to safeguard your business. We implement GDPR compliant payroll, which includes sending your employees secure and encrypted GDPR compliant digital payslips.

Minimise the stress and resource burden of employment administration and compliance by letting Hive360 do the work for you. To find out more information on how we can help your business please get in touch using our simple form below.

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