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 10 of our GDPR blog series, we talked about why organizations need to update their Data Processing Agreements (DPAs) tos how that that the data processor is complying with relevant requirements under the GDPR. Now it’s time to continue the journey with Step 10 on the road to GDPR compliance, looking at potential liability issues, including heavy fines set at:
- €20,000,000 or 4% of annual global turnover, whichever is higher; or
- €10,000,000 or 2% of annual global turnover, whichever is higher.