Impacts to Cloud Computing and Its Users

HR systems hold vast amounts of employee personal data that are collected, used and even transferred to third party organizations for a variety of reasons, such as: benefit administration, payroll processing, etc. This trend is expected to grow exponentially as the processing and analysis of large amounts of personal data becomes possible with increasingly sophisticated technology.

With this comes a growing concern from individuals about how their personal data is being used. Hence, a data protection regime to govern the collection, use and disclosure of personal data is being implemented by regulators across the globe, to address these concerns and to maintain individuals’ trust in organizations that manage data.

In this white paper, AKT provides a brief history of data protection regulation that has been put in place for EU countries, which would affect global companies when implementing cloud Human Capital Management solutions, like SAP SuccessFactors.