Use Case

Understand My Employees Better

Use Anonos-Enabled Processing to:

  • Maximise Employee Wellbeing and Effectiveness.
  • Improve Recruitment, Talent Management & Employee Engagement.
  • Enhance Talent Performance and Retention Programs.

Key Business Considerations

Maximising employee wellbeing and effectiveness positively impacts the ability of organisations to achieve strategic goals and objectives. Employee-related personal data enables firms to improve recruitment, talent management, employee engagement, performance and retention programs. However, while employee-related personal data is incredibly valuable, it can be legally and ethically challenging to use for desired secondary processing and repurposing.

The imposition of fines and corrective actions by the Greek Data Protection Agency against PwC, a “Big 4” accounting and auditing firm, highlights the severity of this challenge. PwC’s choice of consent was an inappropriate legal basis for repurposing employee personal data because it transferred the compliance burden onto the data subjects. Relying on consent in these circumstances was inappropriate due to the imbalance of power between employees and employer.

Sophisticated HR organisations have been leveraging Talent Analytics for some time now to advance organisation performance. Most talent analytics are by nature properly characterised as secondary uses or repurposing of data. Maximising insights from secondary uses of data is a part of the larger trend of digital transformation of organisations.

Increasingly, organisations are asking themselves, “what if we can no longer lawfully repurpose data?”

Key Legal Considerations

Despite the benefits for organisations of using and processing employee data, the GDPR has significantly changed the requirements for lawful secondary use of employee personal data. The three standard approaches that have typically been used to support repurposing of data including Talent Analytics (anonymisation, consent, and contract) can no longer be relied upon to make many desired uses of data lawful.

This means that you need to rely on another legal basis to process this data: Legitimate Interests processing. Legitimate Interests processing provides benefits for data controllers wanting to lawfully use data for secondary processing and repurposing.

However, for Legitimate Interests processing to satisfy legal requirements, you must show that you are using “appropriate safeguards” that reduce the risk of data misuse, such as GDPR-compliant Pseudonymisation.

Anonos Decentralised Data Protection Technology

Traditional centralised data protection technologies, including encryption, anonymisation, static tokenisation, and differential privacy:

  • Significantly degrade the utility of data, distorting the accuracy and predictability of the insights you need;
  • Fail to deliver effective protection against unauthorized re-identification; and
  • Limit the further use of valuable data for non-primary purposes.
    Anonos patented technology uniquely solves the biggest challenge to digital transformation: enabling maximum-utility from data analytics, AI and ML, sharing and combining in real-time - lawfully and ethically. In addition, it ensures that data privacy remains fully protected in decentralized processing, including data from IoT and 5G devices.
  • Our premise is that organizations need “Speed to Insight, Lawfully and Ethically.” Without this speed to insight, organizations will be left behind in the highly competitive COVID pandemic recovery market place. On the flipside, without gaining this insight lawfully and ethically, they face risks of liability or disruption to operations.
  • Only Anonos BigPrivacy software and API-based solutions embed policy, privacy and security controls into data flows to enable lawful, decentralised processing while preserving 100% of source data value.

Click here to learn what other global companies have proven – that it is possible to retain up to 100% of the accuracy of analytical value when processing datasets protected using patented Anonos Variant Twins®.

Anonos state-of-the-art decentralised data protection technology is superior to traditional centralised data protection because Anonos enables lawful repurposing, distributed secondary processing and data sharing and combining while delivering data utility equivalent to processing unprotected cleartext versions of personal data.