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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: 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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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: Vendor Management

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Step 5 – 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, […]

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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 conduct 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 […]

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Steps to GDPR Compliance: Data Mapping

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Step 2 – Data Mapping Follow the yellow brick road Why data map Data mapping should be a key element in any organisation’s compliance strategy, including any pre-employment screening policy. The prospective employer (data controller) can face questions from its candidate base about where their personal data is being sent and how it is used. […]