Why GDPR is an opportunity for the industry

Why GDPR is an opportunity for the industry

Plans for new data protection rules, which give individuals more control over their data, will come into force in 2018.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires that firms are compliant with safeguarding data. With recruitment agencies collecting sensitive information about candidates, any breach of this data - such as giving it away without permission, or holding it after the candidate requested a right to delete - could cause potential fines of €20,000,000 or four per cent of global turnover - whichever is greater.

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  • Helen
    Thu, 31 Aug 2017 1:21pm BST
    This article makes a good point that preparing to comply with the GDPR requires a mix of skills as it is primarily a business critical change management project, seeking people with a good understanding of the business connect and processes is really important.

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