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HRM 599 Human Resource Management Capstone

Week 4 Discussion 1: "HRIS Data Breach (Incident 1)"
1.) Advise how the human resource director of Sweets, Inc. should proceed in this situation.
Identify the sensitive data practices that Sweets, Inc. needs to address. Then, recommend how to improve these sensitive data practices so that information breaches do not occur in the future.

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The human resource director in consultation with the president of the company and the head of computer operations should issue warnings to each employee informing them that their compensation and personal information could fall into the hands of hackers. This is required to protect Sweets, Inc from legal action if the information is misused. Warnings should also be issued to HR personnel in all the HR offices of Sweets, Inc that confidential employee information including compensation information could have fallen into the hands of hackers. ...

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