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10 reasons for a business in the recruitment sector to ignore the GDPR & the ICO

  Finally, an article to challenge the GDPR hysteria amongst recruiters. Over the past four months I’ve had discussions with a large number of executive search and recruitment businesses. I’ve heard a range of reasons why some businesses are going to ignore the GDPR and run the risk of the […]

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Lucy Kendall podcast with Airsource GDPR and recruitment

ComplyGDPR’s very own Lucy Kendall talking about how this Regulation will impact the world of recruitment, thanks to the AirSource crew for inviting us along. For AirSource listeners we are providing access to our Readiness Audit Lite- to give you start on your GDPR journey. Email info@complygdpr.com to request the […]

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Lucy Kendall of ComplyGDPR to speak at Grovelands GDPR event 17th August

Lucy Kendall of ComplyGDPR will be speaking on the everyday realities of working in recruitment under the GDPR. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-gdpr-from-a-recruitment-perspective-tickets-36071297221     ComplyGDPR brings together the expertise of CMS (Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang) Data Privacy Partner Elle Todd, Lucy Kendall and Helen Haddon’s extensive experience in the executive search […]

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Recruiters take note – new proposal to impose criminal prosecutions under the UK version of the GDPR

Recruitment businesses and Executive Search firms assessing the impact of the GDPR, should take note of the statement of intent in respect of The New Data Protection Bill published yesterday by the Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/635900/2017-08-07_DP_Bill_-_Statement_of_Intent.pdf The statement of intent dated 7th August, sets out how the […]

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The countdown has started – a year to prepare for the GDPR – what needs to be done?

As the GDPR is a new regulation, firstly you need a good understanding of the implications of the regulation. This typically means seeking legal advice. A data flow analysis of a typical executive search or recruitment firm by ComplyGDPR and CMS discovered that legal drafting is required for approximately 20 documents. […]

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Why legal advice is only part of the solution in preparing for the GDPR in a recruitment sector business

A common complaint from firms who have sought advice from their lawyers or generic GDPR consultants, is that they find that their advice or approach is impractical to implement in the business. Having grasped the implications of the legislation, Helen Haddon, a consultant with 20 years operational experience in executive […]

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IT Security, recruitment and the GDPR

A key piece of assessing the risk and mitigating risks that a recruitment business creates for its clients and candidates in holding their data is IT Security. Recently, we all had a huge wakeup, with the global spread of the WannaCry ransomware crippling many organisations globally including the NHS. It […]

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How does the GDPR affect executive search and recruitment processes?

The core of the legislation is the assertion that an individual’s right to privacy and control over his/her own data is a fundamental human right. Despite being EU legislation, it applies to companies outside Europe when they process data of EU citizens. The GDPR touches everything from assignment work, marketing, […]

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