Impact of GDPR on Payroll and HR functions

GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation. It is a new piece of European legislation that was finally adopted on 27th April 2017 after several false starts. It came into force on 25th May 2018 across Europe, and it applies not only to any organisation situated in the EU, but also to any organisation that processes the personal data of EU citizens regardless of where they are situated.
Protecting you and the data you handle is our top priority. On this page, you will find the latest news, events, tools and resources to help you get your organisation GDPR ready.

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What is GDPR

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Our Head of Legal, Leon Daniel, has written some useful information on GDPR and what it might mean for your organisation. This is the first of a series of articles on the steps we are taking at SD Worx to ensure GDPR compliance.

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How to prepare for GDPR: the clock is ticking!


With just three months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, the clock is ticking for HR and payroll managers to get the systems and processes in place to ensure compliance.

Be prepared, Learn more here !

How can SD Worx help?

The General Data Protection Regulation is the biggest change in the way we handle data security since the Data Protection Act in 1988. The cost of non-compliance has been described as ‘eye-watering’ by industry leaders. Protecting your data privacy and security is our top priority.

Choose from the SD Worx Managed or SaaS HR, Payroll and Time solutions to enable you to be GDPR compliant. Let us share our expertise in gaining ISO 270001 accreditation that demonstrates best practice in Security Management. We are continuously working to ensure our products meet the latest security and compliance requirements, so let us take care of your HR and Payroll processes for you.

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Compliance of SD Worx products

The General Data Protection Regulation has established a new set of rights that apply to all  organisations that process and handle the data of EU individuals. The Regulation also strengthens some of the rights set out under the Data Protection Act 1998. We take GDPR as seriously as you do. For this reason, we are working towards making our product range as fully-compliant with the Regulation as possible.

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ISO 27001

SD Worx UK, Ireland & Mauritius have achieved full ISO 27001 certification for the design, development, and provision of HR and Payroll Software and Services in all our operational activities. You can read the press release here. ISO 27001 certification demonstrates our compliance with internationally recognised standards of information security. Gaining the certification gives our customers and stakeholders confidence that their data and information is held safely. It allows for secure exchange of information internationally and shows consistency in the delivery of our products and services under the technical and operational requirements necessary to prevent a data breach.


Why HR should have a key role in GDPR success

HR will be familiar with current data protection laws and the processes an organisation has in place to support them. It’s important to know what processes are already in place so that these can be extended to cover the new legislation. Charlie Knox, Head of Technology at SD Worx, talks through HR's potential role in the upcoming draft legislation for GDPR.

"The potential fines have been described as ‘eye-watering’ alongside the reputational risk of being found as non-compliant has focused minds around this issue of responsibility. As a result, many companies have reached a consensus – to make this change happen successfully Human Resources have a key, if not leading role to play."

Charlie Knox, Head of Technology, SD Worx UK & Ireland