by Sharon R. Klein and Alex C. Nisenbaum, Esqs., Pepper Hamilton
Cloud computing has the potential to provide on-demand efficiency, lower costs and flexibility for HR functions. However, it is important to manage a number of data privacy and security issues to protect sensitive HR data in the cloud. Otherwise, your employees’ information could become the target of the next high-profile data breach.
HR data often contains the mother lode of personally identifiable information—not only about employees but also their families. Unlike some other data breaches, breaches of HR data literally “hit home.”
Before signing an agreement
Perform appropriate due diligence to get to know the HR cloud vendors you may do business with before handing over your data to them.
Review the vendor’s data security policies, procedures and other controls to ensure they are consistent with your company’s requirements. Often, this can be accomplished b...(register to read more)