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6 Reasons Businesses Use Background Screening

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Why Background Screening? In many countries, background screening is part and parcel of the recruitment process, but in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), this is often not the case. Screening is still relatively new to many countries in EMEA, and with the exception of regulated industries such as financial services, it is far […]

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Steps to GDPR Compliance: The GDPR is in Force!

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Step 12 – Go Live Today is the day! The 25th May 2018, and the GDPR is finally in force! After 2 years of preparation, including a Brexit hiccup, we have finally reached this milestone. All organisations hopefully are as prepared as they can be, but the GDPR really is a brave new world in respect to […]

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Two Weeks To Go Until the GDPR Takes Effect

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With a go-live date of 25th May 2018, it is the final countdown to get your processes in alignment with the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Whether you are based in or have customers within the European Union, the GDPR will have an impact on the way that you do business. As such many […]

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Steps to GDPR Compliance: Liability

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Step 11 – Liability “You are my Everest” – Scaling the heights of GDPR compliance and navigating GDPR fines Introduction One of the first headline-grabbing pieces of news about the GDPR was the new level of fines that a Supervisory Authority could levy in respect to breach of privacy laws – the equivalent of scaling […]

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HireRight EMEA is ISO 27001:2013 Certified

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Following HireRight EMEA’s attainment of the ISO 27001:2013 Certification for data security, we’ve spoken to Jason Bryant to find out more about what it is and why it is such a big deal. Hi Jason. Tell us a little bit about your role at HireRight and what an Information Security Manager is responsible for? As […]

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Steps to GDPR Compliance: Security and Technical Measures

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Step 9 – ISO27001: A Data Privacy Odyssey: How to Demonstrate Technical and Security Measures Under the GDPR Introduction Under current privacy laws, only one of the privacy principles applies directly to a data processor, and that is to ensure that adequate security and technical measures are in place.  The GDPR mirrors this obligation on […]

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Steps to GDPR Compliance: Data Breach

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Step 7 – Data Breaches “Once more unto the breach….” Why galvanising your troops to deal with data breach is a key part to compliance with the GDPR Introduction to data breaches The GDPR introduces a duty on organisations to report certain data breaches to their supervisory authority (Article 33) and, in some cases, to […]

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Steps to GDPR Compliance: Privacy Impact Assessments

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Step 6 – 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 […]