Becoming GDPR Compliant – Step 6 of 12

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now just six months away from becoming law and many global companies are not fully prepared for this major legislation.

In our 12-part blog series exploring the impact of the GDPR legislation on employment screening programs in the EU, HireRight Associate General Counsel in EMEA, Caroline Smith, addresses the key issues and concepts you need to understand to get you and your company’s employment screening program GDPR-Ready.

Becoming GDPR Compliant – Step 4 of 12

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is less than a year away. Yet, there still seems to be some way to go for most companies affected to achieve compliance with the new regulations.

On the first Thursday of each month, HireRight releases another step in the “12 Steps to GDPR Compliance” blog series, aimed at addressing some key issues that are closely related to the HireRight services.

Now it’s time to continue the journey with Step 4 on the road to GDPR compliance!

Becoming GDPR Compliant – Step 3 of 12

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Step one in “12 Steps to GDPR Compliance” blog series covered candidate consent and information notices. Consent is not only vital to HireRight’s service but also on the route to compliance.

Now it’s time to continue the journey towards Step 3 on the road to GDPR compliance: Will subject access rights become the Vogue under the GDPR?

Becoming GDPR Compliant – Step 2 of 12

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Data mapping should be a key element in any organization’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. When a data mapping exercise is successfully undertaken, the prospective employer can answer questions with confidence and provide the right level of comfort to candidates during what can be a stressful time. Knowing where data is being sent and how it is used, and being transparent in respect to data mapping, also reduces the risk of any claims of unauthorized handling of personal information.

Becoming GDPR Compliant – Step 1 of 12

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is less than a year away.

Yet, there still seems to be some way to go for most companies affected to achieve compliance with the new regulations.

Over the next year, HireRight will be releasing the “12 Steps to GDPR Compliance” blog series, aimed at addressing some key issues that are closely related to the HireRight services.