GDPR Data Processing Principles

GDPR: Glossary of Terms – Data Controller

GDPR Data Controller

From Article 4 of the EU GDPR documentation:

“[A Data Controller] means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law”

The Data Controller is your organisation. Continue reading

GDPR Glossary of Terms: Personal Data

Personal Data in the GDPR

From Article 4 of the GDPR:

‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Natural Person

Put simply, a Natural Person is any living individual. The GDPR does not concern itself with the privacy of the deceased. Continue reading

The GDPR Is Coming… Look Busy

The European General Data Protection Regulation

In May 2018 the European Union will launch the largest shakeup of data protection legislation since the Data Protection Act (DPA) came into force in 1998.

That’s when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. Unlike the DPA before it, which was a Directive, the GDPR is a Regulation. The difference is that Directives have to be individually made law by member states, which buys you a bit of time (the DPA took an extra year to become UK law), while Directives like the GDPR are legally binding immediately. Continue reading

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The Hidden Cost of Not Using Time and Attendance

It will come as no surprise that we are firm advocates of using time and attendance systems in practically every workplace. We do feel though that the return on investment speaks for itself, with customers reporting the system paying for itself in less than six months. This article looks at some of the less obvious, hidden costs of not using an automated time and attendance system. Continue reading