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GDPR news & tips – Spring 2021

GDPR topics and tips for search/recruitment businesses that we explore in our April 2021 client newsletter include: – Lingering post-Brexit matters– New data sharing guidance– Updated Standard Contractual Clauses for UK GDPR– Costly website cookies mistakes– Care around legitimate interests– Latest enforcement action and regulatory focus areas for 2021 For […]

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Update on international data flow at the end of Brexit transition period

We welcome this week’s confirmation from the ICO that, following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31st December 2020, personal data will be allowed to continue to flow from the EU to the UK for up to 6 months while the EU’s adequacy decision for the UK is […]

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New EU/UK representative requirements for GDPR

If your firm does not have a office in the EU, you may need to appoint an EU representative for GDPR from 31st December 2020.

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Coronavirus vs GDPR compliance

Have you have taken your eye off GDPR while adapting to coronavirus challenges for your exec search or recruitment business? The Business Post asked ComplyGDPR for some tips around GDPR matters for re-opening your office, working from home or engaging your employees with GDPR compliance. Read more here.

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New cyber security awareness online training for staff

For peace of mind over risks of homeworking, “Stay Safe Online: Top Tips For Staff” is a new short online course for employees. It gives simple, non-technical advice about working online safely. ComplyGDPR’s training services now include this new cyber security awareness course from the National Cyber Security Centre. Alongside […]

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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 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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