Santa Claus has gotten in big trouble and it isn’t because of a red nosed reindeer…
In fact, Santa has found himself in big trouble with the GDPR police. A spokesman from EU states that it was the lines “He’s making a list / He’s checking it twice; / He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice / Santa Claus is coming to town”, who drew attention to Santa’s seemingly illegal practices related to personal data.
Articles 8, 9 and 10 of the GPPR appear to have been violated. For example, there is a lot of ambiguity as to whether Santa Claus has obtained explicit consent from the parents of the users who are often children under the age of 16.
Santa Claus is now awaiting for the next step from EU and puts pressure on the fact that children from all over the continent are in danger of not getting Christmas gifts this year! In the EU, the situation is taken seriously and therefore the panel is working to incorporate a special Santa Claus clause into the Personal Data Regulation, a so-called “Santa Clause”, which will allow Santa Claus to continue his business on the European continent without breaking GDPR.
At the same time, the case has generated a lot of discussions among Santa’s elves and in order to avoid problems in the future, the chief elf has decided that in the future they will use the HR-ON’s recruitment system in order to handle incoming Christmas gift applications and the applicants’ data.
Don’t worry boys and girls, we welcome Santa Claus here at HR-ON and know just how to help him be GDPR compliant in the future!