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Recruitment and the GDPR

It is commonly known that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on the 25 th of May 2018, applies to customer and employee personal data.  However, companies may not have considered that the GDPR also has significant implications for the processing of personal data in relation to job applicants.  The nature of the personal data processed regarding job candidates is likely to be different to employees already in position.  For instance, potential employers may wish to process data in relation to references, background/criminal record checks, and the right of an individual to work in the UK. ...
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GDPR News – 26/6/18

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published  draft guidelines on certification and identifying certification criteria in accordance with Articles 42 and 43 of the Regulation 2016/679 for consultation. This consultation will end on 12 July. https://edpb.europa.eu/our-work-tools/public-consultations-art-704_en In the news: BT have been fined £77,000 by the ICO for sending out 5 million spam emails. Customers had not consented to receive the direct marketing emails in breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2018/06/bt-fined-77-000-by-the-ico-for-five-million-spam-emails/ The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has launched a consultation on data protection fee payments or more specifically the exemptions from paying the fees....
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Controller / Processor Contracts – what’s new?

Under the GDPR, both data controllers and data processors have compliance obligations and responsibilities. Processors for the first time have direct liability and may be subject to penalties and civil claims by data subjects for non-compliance with the terms of the GDPR. It is very important that controllers and processors clearly document their respective obligations and the GDPR creates a requirement for a contract to be in place between them, setting out specific terms that processor/controller agreements must contain, as a minimum.  This aims to ensure that processors only carry out processing as agreed with the controller and always in...
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Controller / Processor Contracts – what’s new?

Under the GDPR, both data controllers and data processors have compliance obligations and responsibilities. Processors for the first time have direct liability and may be subject to penalties and civil claims by data subjects for non-compliance with the terms of the GDPR. It is very important that controllers and processors clearly document their respective obligations and the GDPR creates a requirement for a contract to be in place between them, setting out specific terms that processor/controller agreements must contain, as a minimum. This aims to ensure that processors only carry out processing as agreed with the controller and always in...
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Data Protection Impact Assessments – what, when and why?

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A new principle introduced by the GDPR is that of accountability. This requires data controllers to be able demonstrate their compliance and there are a number of ways that they can do this. Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) are one tool that under the GDPR must be used by organisations to identify and minimise the potential data protection risks of any new projects to be undertaken which involve the processing of personal data. Also key to GDPR is that organisations take a “data protection by default and design” approach to any activities involving data processing. DPIAs again help to achieve...
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