Adding Data Security to Your Off-Boarding Checklist

Every time an employee leaves the company, whether willingly or unwillingly, HR has a checklist to complete. Not only are you responsible for coordinating their departure and replacement with their team, supervisor, and subordinates, but there is also an incredible amount of data management to do. This was one of your flock, one of the […]

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Lessons from the OPM Data Breach

In 2015, the US government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reported data breaches that affected millions of applicants and employees. It was the worst data breach in history in a human resources department. Most of the news coverage focused on the politics of the attack, which came from China. From the standpoint of HR departments, […]

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HR Professionals can’t ignore NDB

In February 2017, the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) legislation was passed as an Amendment to the Australian Privacy Act (1988), with the new regime coming into effect on 22 February 2018. It’s literally just around the corner, so now is the time to make sure you understand what you’re required to do and how, as […]

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We are all OPM: Securing Sensitive HR Data

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) “manages the civil service of the federal government, coordinates recruiting of new government employees, and manages their health insurance and retirement benefits programs.” They are effectively the world’s largest Human Resources department looking after some of the most sensitive personnel data. In June 2015, the OPM discovered the first […]

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