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What HR Professionals Need to Consider for GDPR Preparation 

By Kathryn Hendy-Ford 

The deadline to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is looming. All companies that process the data of EU citizens must adhere to the rules by May 25 or risk fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or 20 million euros, whichever is greater. Understandably, many companies based in the U.S. that have operations in the EU are scrambling to put policies and procedures in place to help them comply in time for the go-live date.

GDPR stakeholders in most organizations include risk managers, CIOs, and CFOs, but HR professionals—who are sometimes overlooked in data-protection discussions—play an equally critical role. After all, they collect and maintain sensitive data from employees and employee recruits. The bottom line is that GDPR has serious ramifications for HR executives and administrators alike.

The full article provides a high-level summary of some important items professionals, and HR professionals in particular, need to consider when preparing their organizations to comply with the GDPR.

Read the full blog article—including a checklist of GDPR items to consider when preparing your organization for the GDPR.


Kathryn Hendy-Ford is the Senior Manager, HR Advisory, Radius. An expert in a wide range of international HR subject-matter areas, Hendy-Ford has been with Radius since 2013. She has also held HR consulting positions at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, and other U.K. organizations. Based in Radius’ Bristol, U.K. office, she has an MBA with a concentration in HR management from Middlesex University and a B.A. in history from the University of Nottingham.