GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
We have been working to demonstrate our commitment to GDPR, which is demonstrated in the hardening of our IT Infrastructure and achieving Cyber Essentials certification in July 2017; further enhancement of our internal policies and procedures successfully culminated in our achievement of ISO 27001 certification in March 2018; enhanced staff awareness and training; and working with our clients to ensure that they know and understand their responsibilities.
In our full terms of business, we also outline our approach in relation to Data Protection for our clients.
HR Solutions is committed to the aims of the GDPR, and we believe already complies with the Data Protection Act, and the principles of the incoming GDPR.
Under the GDPR, the data protection principles set out the main responsibilities for organisations.
Article 5 of the GDPR requires that personal data shall be:
“a) processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;
b) collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes;
c) adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;
d) accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;
e) kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; and
f) processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.”
Article 5(2) requires that:
“the controller shall be responsible for, and be able to demonstrate, compliance with the principles.”
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