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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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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: 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 […]