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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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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 […]

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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 EMEA & APAC, and Caroline Smith, Associate General Counsel for EMEA and APAC, “so what next?” What are the biggest effects and implications of the GDPR on background screening? What do businesses want and […]

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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 […]