Privacy Impact Assessments

Steps to GDPR Compliance: Privacy Impact Assessments

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Use Privacy Impact Assessments to measure the impact of data processing operations Crash Test Dummy – why every prudent processor of data should use Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) We all feel more secure when we get into our cars knowing they are kitted out with multiple safety features developed through testing and predicting risks of […]


Steps to GDPR Compliance: Vendor Management

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Vendor management Through the GDPR looking glass… “She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it)” – Why all entities processing data should follow the “very good advice” to “know your Vendor” Introduction In Step 2 of our GDPR blog series, we talked about the importance of data mapping, and knowing where […]

What were 2017’s Top Business Challenges?

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HireRight’s 2017 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report asked HR professionals from across the region to provide their opinion on the challenges and trends for the year. But what were the most prevalent business challenges HR teams were facing? Once again finding, retaining and developing talent came out on top, with 50% naming it one of […]

The Value of Screening

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Background screening is still a developing concept for many in the EMEA region, yet those who have embraced screening as part of their risk mitigation policy are seeing the benefits. HireRight’s 2017 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report revealed that a staggering 73% of companies who screen had found issues that otherwise would not have been […]

GDPR Right to be forgotten

Steps to GDPR Compliance: The Right to be Forgotten

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The “Right To Be Forgotten” What is the “right to be forgotten”? Article 17 of the GDPR contains the right for data to be erased: otherwise known as “the right to be forgotten”. The principle behind this, as stated by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is to “enable an individual to request the deletion […]

Who, when, and what to check

How to Decide When, Who, and What, to Check.

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One of the key considerations when beginning the process of background screening is deciding when you will conducted checks, who needs to be checked, and what they need to be checked for. This should be written in policy to ensure that there is a consistent approach to screening, now and in the future. But how […]