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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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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 […]