Coming into effect on May 28th, 2018, the GDPR is not only for EU citizens and businesses but also for any businesses processing EU citizens’ data. Failing to pay heed to the GDPR can get you penalties of up to €20 million. Read this E-book on The GDPR Handbook: Everything You need to know.
The GDPR will deeply shake up businesses capitalizing on personal data such as those in the recruitment industry. It will apply to all the candidate data you’ve ever collected, not just the data you get after the GDPR goes into effect. To help you get started, we’re going to cover the most important points of the GDPR relating to recruitment and talent acquisition. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information from individuals who live in the European Union (EU).
Since the Regulation applies regardless of where websites are based, it must be heeded by all sites that attract European visitors, even if they don’t specifically market goods or services to EU residents. The GDPR mandates that EU visitors be given a number of data disclosures. The site must also take steps to facilitate such EU consumer rights as a timely notification in the event of personal data being breached. Adopted in April 2016, the Regulation came into full effect in May 2018, after a two-year transition period. Only after getting the candidates’ consent based on the information you provided earlier can you process their data. During that process, candidates can make requests within their rights under the GDPR and you need to act accordingly within one month. Read up the GDPR Handbook and everything you need to know about it.
*Disclaimer: The following information should only act as guidelines. They mostly represent our point of view. It’s best to get your legal team’s aid on this matter. We will not assume legal liability for the accuracy of any information provided in whole or in part within this handbook.