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Published on September 1, 2021 AUTHOR - Privacy Research Team
As global privacy regulations evolve, more stringent obligations are being set on organizations, and they are being expected to maintain compliance. One of the recent developments that most organizations are looking at is the rights that their employees have. According to many major privacy regulations such as the CCPA and GDPR, organizations have to honor not just their consumers' rights but also the rights of their employees. These challenges are becoming even more pressing with the transition to fully remote or hybrid workforce models.
Securiti and IAPP organized a webinar on "Privacy Rights of Global Employees in the Era of Work from Anywhere," inviting the following speakers:
The panel discussed how an employer could protect their employees' data by covering the following topics:
The first and foremost step for an employer is to identify their employees working from various geographies. This is important because different privacy laws might apply to an organization depending on the nationality or residence of its employees.
The application of privacy laws also depend on other factors such as where the organization is established, what industry an organization functions in and which areas of the world it provides goods or services to. Therefore, it is essential to identify which privacy laws apply to your organization.
Most global data privacy laws which apply to employees' personal data require organizations to:
Most privacy regulations treat employees and job applicants equally. This means that the same rights and obligations apply to the person applying for the job and the employee. When it comes to candidates applying for a job, organizations are required to:
To operationalize the entire lifecycle from receiving a job application, hiring an employee, offboarding them, and maintaining data past contract termination, organizations need to automate their processes to honor employee rights and simplify the compliance process. To do so, organizations can use the following solutions:
Learn how Securiti provides a full, end-to-end platform for employee privacy management here.
Securiti partnering with Workday is enabling organizations to work towards compliance with regard to employee obligations. This collaboration helps organizations:
To watch the full webinar, download our on-demand version here.