An important part of human resources management is the responsibility you have for looking after the personal data of employees and others. As someone managing a business with staff, you are in a position of trust and it’s essential you follow the right laws and guidelines to keep data safe and secure. All staff are also responsible for ensuring they act within these rules.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, records that are no longer required but contain sensitive information should be destroyed, and in many cases you are legally required to protect your employees, customers, business associates and others’ rights by disposing of their personal information responsibly. It is considered best practice to make use of professional, confidential shredding services to dispose of these kinds of records appropriately. This ensures you have taken all the necessary steps should any legal issues occur later. [Read more…] about HR and Data Protection