We Are No Longer Users, But Owners and Gatherers of Information by Dennis Hill
The governance role over employee information of human resource professionals has long been established. The very nature of employee information, from payroll details to performance reports, requires discretion and confidentiality. In recent years, emerging laws worldwide, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2016) in the European Union and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA, 2021), delineate between those who own the information and who lawfully gather it for business purposes. This article outlines the difference between data ownership and data gathering to raise awareness among the HR community of changing terminology and the impact upon governance and execution of employee recordkeeping. Click the button above to read the full article!