Platform Security: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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What is the General Data Protection Regulation and what does it mean for Employment Hero?

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The security and privacy of all our customers is important at Employment Hero. Part of this commitment is to ensure Employment Hero adheres to legislation or guidelines set forth by government and industry bodies.

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation created by the European Parliament.

The aim is to give citizens under the European Union more protection over their personal data. The GDPR aims to ensure strict conditions for gathering, collecting processing and storing data.

Who does the GDPR apply to?

The GDPR applies to any organisation that operates in the collection, processing or storage of any personal data or information of citizens within the European Union.

When does GDPR come into force?

GDPR took effect on 25th May 2018.

What is personal data under the GDPR?

Personal data means any information that can uniquely identify an individual, either directly or indirectly. Identification could pertain to physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity factors.

The data considered personal under the GDPR legislation includes, but not limited to:

  • Name.
  • Location data.
  • Photos biometric data.

How is Employment Hero addressing these requirements?

  • Employment Hero has implemented reasonable data protection measures to protect users’ personal data and privacy against loss or exposure.
  • If a data breach containing personal and sensitive information occurs, the requirement is for Employment Hero to notify the appropriate national body.
  • Update and create necessary internal policies and procedures to adhere to the new requirements set out in the GDPR. This includes updating and making appropriate contractual terms.
  • We have appointed a data protection officer within the business and will handle questions in relation to the GDPR and your privacy.
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