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Data Protection While Working from Home: Tips for a Remote Work Policy

If your office-based employees recently transitioned to working from home, now may be the perfect time to take a second look at the security tips included in your remote work policy. Not sure where to start? Sharing these best practices with your employees can help to make sure everyone is following the same standards, no matter where they work. Consider adding the three suggestions below to your policy (be sure to talk it over with your security team, first). 

3 ways HR can increase employee data privacy awareness

Last week, organizations around the world celebrated Data Privacy Day, an annual event with the goal of increasing data protection awareness. But, what can HR do to increase awareness after Data Privacy Day is over? After all, protecting personal employee data isn’t just a one-day project. Here are three things HR teams can do now to put privacy first every day:

Why HR should care about accessible technology

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day we’re explaining what accessibility means and why businesses and their HR leaders should pay attention to it. As the world becomes increasingly digital, you’ll surely encounter the need to evaluate new workplace software or tools. For HR especially, considering whether new technology is accessible can make a world of difference for the employee experience. Here’s a brief overview of what you need to know about accessibility:  

How NCR Stays on Top of Managing Employee Record Retention Guidelines

With 30,000 employees located across all 7 continents, Dana LaBarnes, Senior Director of Global HR Shared Services at NCR, has his work cut out for him. Consider how many different employee record retention guidelines his team must manage—and the fines associated with letting just one document slip through the cracks. It’s not a risk NCR (nor any company) can afford to take. To stay on top of the various document retention schedules for his geographically diverse employee population, Dana needed to find a digital solution. In this video, he explains how he made his decision:  

Be ready for the exit: The HR implications of Brexit

In 2016 the people of the United Kingdom voted to no longer be a part of the European Union. After Brexit, new legislation will come into effect. Even if conditions and the date of the exit are still under negotiation and preparation, and the details still unclear, we already know that it will be very impactful for all areas of life in the UK and the EU, including implications for international businesses and their HR departments.

What is the CCPA and what does HR need to know?

Update November 19, 2019: An amendment to the State's new privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act, will temporarily exempt employee data from most of the requirements. Fisher Phillips outlines what employers need to do before January 2020.

What impact could a no-deal Brexit have on employee data?

Last week, Theresa May’s Brexit plan was defeated, leaving United Kingdom employers (along with the rest of the world) with a number of questions. One primary concern: maintaining compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) if the UK leaves the European Union before a deal is in place. While a lot remains unclear, here are three things to be aware of when preparing employee data for a no-deal Brexit.