International HR is concerned not only with cultural differences between groups but also on the additional challenge of simultaneously working within different legal systems. This often means that all employees are not treated equally. HR is responsible for establishing and maintaining the delicate balance required to adhere to local laws while treating all employees fairly.

Review the international privacy laws for three different countries. You may begin your research at the following Web site:

  • Information Shield. (n.d.). International privacy laws. Retrieved fromhttp://www.informationshield.com/intprivacylaws.html

Based on this resource and your research, respond to the following:

  • What impact do international privacy laws have on human resource management, specifically in regards to the interviewing and hiring process?
  • What are the important features of the laws in the three countries you chose? Are there any features that surprised you?
  • What are the restrictive aspects of the laws you reviewed? How would these impact hiring and ongoing employment in that country?
  • As technology develops, what changes in the law do you foresee becoming necessary?

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