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What Does IR35 Mean for Background Screening?

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UPDATE: Since this article was first published, the UK Government has announced that it is suspending the implementation of IR35 for 12 months due to the outbreak of COVID-19. However, the steps to be taken to prepare for IR35 remain the same, as are the things to think about when screening your extended workforce.   When […]

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New Year (Adequacy) Resolutions…..A Brexit Update

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As is traditional at this time of year, declarations and plans for the future are made…the EU Commission is no exception to this. On 10th January 2020, the Council Working Party (Article 50) published slides for presentational and information purposes concerning the topic of the “ruling of adequacy” to make the UK a safe place […]

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International Screening Post-GDPR – Your Questions Answered

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“Post-GDPR we have started to see some education institutions and prior employers declining to respond to requests for information. Have you seen this trend?” Yes, in some jurisdictions we are seeing some sources reluctant to verify information directly. This is not least due to some guidance coming from regulators (Supervisory Authorities) that may be making […]

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Social Media Screening – Your Questions Answered

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“I am not sure what ‘social media screening’ means. Is it legal to screen social media accounts of an employee or candidate?” What counts as social media (for the purposes of social media screening)? This means any social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even blogs. This should be distinguished from a profile […]

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Brexit Update: UK Government Updates Its Guidance on a “No Deal” Brexit and Impact on Data Privacy Laws

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The UK Government has updated its guidance on what will happen in the event of a “no deal” Brexit as it relates to data privacy laws. HireRight reviewed the original Notice back in September, and the new guidance remains largely the same, though a “no deal” Brexit is now looking like a possibility: something no-one […]