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GDPR: What Happens Now? Chapter 1 – Transparency

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Following the release of our GDPR White Paper and the GDPR implementation date (25th May 2018), we asked Steve Girdler, Managing Director for International Business at HireRight, and Caroline Smith, Associate General Counsel for EMEA and APAC at HireRight, “so what next?” What are the biggest effects and implications of the GDPR on background screening? What […]

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Data Transfers in a Post-Brexit World

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‘T Ain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It): Data Transfers in a Post-Brexit World With the dust barely settling since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, our data protection antennae are back on red alert in respect to the issue of data transfers in a post-Brexit world. With […]

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We Need to Talk About Data…

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Whether you are a data processor or controller, you need first-rate security intent measures. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has quite honestly stricken fear into the hearts of many companies, but where many saw a challenge, HireRight saw the opportunity to demonstrate to our clients and candidates that we are taking […]

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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: 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 […]