Processing and storing employee personal data can fast become a liability for multinational organizations under current and upcoming EU privacy regulations. The EU’s soon-to-be-enforced General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), for example, mandates that all companies with personal data of EU citizens abide by strict consent and processing requirements.

But according to “The State of Privacy for Employee-Created Data” survey, U.S. organizations with EU customers are taking a hands-on “big brother” approach to managing employee data in-house, and many still are struggling to get their data management processes up to speed with EU regulations.