Going Public on HR Data Privacy: Implications for Human Capital Analytics and Strategic Workforce Planning
Mary B. Young, D.B.A.
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Two seemingly opposing forces—the growing use of HR data and countries’ diverse regulations about protecting such data—may be leading multinational companies to forgo some of the potential strategic value of HR data they already have or could collect. This report investigates how data privacy applies to human capital analytics and strategic workforce planning and provides an overview of regional and country-based differences in the protection of employee privacy. It describes how companies can establish an HR data protection strategy that supports human capital analytics and SWP while conforming to local laws.