By Blake Ng — 28 Sep 2018
In our GDPR series, we explore the impact that these new regulations will have on tour and activity operators.
Best Practices for Tours and Activities GDPR 2018 Series:
Part 1: GDPR and the Travel Industry
Part 2: Data Collection and Privacy
Part 3: Marketing Consent
Part 4: Marketing Lists
Part 5: Policies and Processes
Part 6: Data Retention
Part 7: Workforce Data
Part 8: Privacy by Website Design
For months, many businesses in the travel industry have been preparing their data collection processes and policies to accommodate the GDPR laws that went into effect on May 25, 2018. While it’s natural to prioritize consumer data collection and data retention policies, it’s important that tour and activity companies also evaluate their workforce data collection and retention processes.
Rezdy has been publishing an ongoing blog series on the topic of the GDPR and how it impacts tour and activity businesses. Not only will you have to remain in compliance with all of your customer data collection processes, but you also will need to adhere to regulations regarding workforce data.
Workforce data is defined as all personal data that you collect from your employees when you hire them or during their tenure with your company. Personal data collected may include identification information, contact information, cultural or social identification, and much more. The amount of time that you store workforce data and what you use workforce data for may be impacted by the GDPR laws that recently went into effect.
Read more: The Tour Operator’s Guide to Hiring the Best Guides and Staff
Workforce data is just one area in which the GDPR will likely have a big impact on your business. To learn more about the GDPR and how it will continue to change the tour and activity industry, continue following our Rezdy blog series on the topic.