Upward of 41% of companies don’t train their HR staff on data security. This is from a recent survey from GetApp. On top of this, 55% of HR staff don’t see internal data security as an issue.
HR departments often handle sensitive data and should take IT security very seriously. If a hacker were to get ahold of employee data, it could be potentially devastating to affected employees and to the company as a whole – and it could set up the company for a major lawsuit on the part of the employees.
The liability by itself isn’t worth it and neither is taking on the risk by not investing in data security. Data protection needs to be in place – along with employee training. Everyone, including HR, should be on the same page, and every company should adopt strong data security and policy to go along with it. Small Business Trends, Nov. 30, 2019