Acceptable Use of Employee Information in a Big Data World


We are literally drowning in data today. By its very nature, employee information is highly sensitive. However, human resource professionals are facing new challenges with the advent of big data. A number of these challenges relate to the acceptable use of employee information especially when combined with new types of data. The legal framework for acceptable use of employee information is often evolving in the big data context, which has the potential to expose companies to substantial legal and reputational risk.

  • Employers asking for Employee Facebook accounts and passwords
  • Critical Data Elements
  • Data Standards for Critical Elements
  • Acceptable use of address information for hiring purposes
  • Sharing Data Agreements

Sunil Soares is the Founder and Managing Partner of Information Asset, a consulting firm focused on Data Governance, Big Data Governance, and Enterprise Data Management. He is the author of several books, including Selling Information Governance to the Business, Big Data Governance, and Data Governance Tools.

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