The General Data Protection Regulation, also known as the Global Data Privacy Regulation or GDPR, took effect May 25, 2018, with the goal of standardizing data requirements among countries in the European Union.
The EU-wide regulation requires companies that handle or process EU data to increase transparency of data processing, establish clearer consent provisions, and give users the ability to remove or request their data, among other enhanced data privacy measures.
The expanded territorial scope of the GDPR in comparison to its predecessor, the EU’s Data Protection Directive, is a major change made by the new law. While the GDPR has become a well-known term among employers in the EU, employ-ers based outside of the EU may not be aware of the extent to which they may be subject to new obligations. Applying GDPR compliance principles in the con-text of payroll processing can present additional challenges.
This strategic white paper examines payroll compliance issues related to the GDPR’s implications for organizations based in the EU or in other parts of the world.