The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a harmonized approach to data privacy laws across Europe, is set to take effect next year. That’s why it’s important for our customers and partners to understand Workday’s approach to privacy by design.
Privacy by design focuses on embedding privacy protection measures throughout the development process of products, processes, or services that could use personal data. While privacy by design has long been considered a best practice, it will be mandatory under the GDPR. More specifically, the GDPR requires organizations to consider the legal rules that apply to the processing of European personal data at the initial stages of any development process.
Privacy by design guides how Workday builds products, develops software, and operates our services. Here’s how we incorporate the seven foundational pillars of privacy by design into our philosophy:
Privacy by design is closely tied to Workday’s core values—especially integrity, customer service, and innovation. We take pride in ensuring that these values are met, not only in how we provide the Workday service, but also in how we operate from a compliance perspective.
We strive to become an early adopter of newly emerging business practices and standards, while always ensuring privacy and safeguarding our customers’ personal information is at the core of what we do. By emphasizing innovation and enhanced privacy protections to our customers and the individuals within their organizations, we will be able to continue to put our customers first and help them meet their own GDPR compliance requirements.