Becoming GDPR Compliant – Step 10 of 12

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going live on 25th May 2018, yet many global companies are still not fully prepared for this new legislation.

Our 12-part blog series explores the impact of the GDPR legislation on employment screening programs in the EU. HireRight’s Associate General Counsel in EMEA, Caroline Smith, addresses the key issues and concepts you need to understand to get you and your company’s employment screening program GDPR-ready.

In Step 9 of our GDPR blog series, we talked about technical and security measures under in the GDPR, including why data security is so important, and how ISO 27001 supports a company’s GDPR compliance. Now it’s time to continue the journey with Step 10 on the road to GDPR compliance, looking at Data Processing Agreements (DPAs):

 

“DPAs – As easy as 1-2-3…..?”
In Step 10, you will learn:

  1. What is a DPA and why do we need them?
  2. What do DPAs have to include?
  3. What is HireRight doing with our DPAs?

Click to read the full blog on our EMEA site

Caroline Smith

Caroline is a UK qualified lawyer with over 17 years’ experience and currently serves as HireRight’s Associate General Counsel for the EMEA and APAC region. When not “lawyering” or writing blogs, Caroline can be found striking yoga poses in remote locations such as Mongolia and Bhutan.

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