3 challenges for HR to think about as GDPR takes effect

Kathryn Moody | May 24, 2018

3 challenges for HR to think about as GDPR takes effect
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect Friday, May 25 and you're not alone if you still don’t quite understand how it will impact your business. But change is coming, even for the confused (and those in the U.S.), and you need to be moving now, not later, Didier Elzinga, founder, and CEO of Culture Amp told HR Dive in an interview. Perhaps an omen of the errors of procrastination, the GDPR’s official website was down for much of the week including at press time. "Any processes or changes that need to happen, need to happen now," Elzinga said. "You can't just start it on the 25th." GDPR's reach only technically extends to the EU, but it will also impact U.S. employers that have personnel within the EU or that have a location within the EU. In response, some employers, including Microsoft, are choosing to adapt their protocols worldwide.

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