When handling personal information about employees, private sector employers haven’t had to concern themselves too much with obligations imposed by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) because of the application of the ‘employee records exemption’. However, for organisations that handle the personal information of European based employees, the forthcoming European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impose one of the highest standards of data protection in the world when it comes into effect in 25 May 2018. It raises many complex issues for organisations and payroll functions who operate in a global environment, and is backed by heavy fines of up to 4% of annual turnover and other regulatory ramifications for non-compliance.
Join this webinar to hear more about the implications of the EU GDPR to your payroll functions and teams, as employees and the community call for more confidence and transparency in how their personal information is handled, used, shared and protected by organisations in the digital world.
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Grace Guinto is the national privacy lead for PwC’s Digital Trust services.
In her 15+ years of experience in both Australia and the U.S., Grace has been focusing on advising clients on how to assess and build sustainable and repeatable privacy and security programs, helping to position organisations to increase their transparency with investors, regulators, business partners and customers to enhance trust and create competitive advantages through their privacy and security compliance efforts.