Brexit data privacy update

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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Steps to GDPR Compliance: Data Mapping

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Step 2 – Data Mapping Follow the yellow brick road Why data map Data mapping should be a key element in any organisation’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. […]

Privacy S.H.I.E.L.D…the latest summer blockbuster

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It has taken two years but on 12 July 2016 the EU Commission finally adopted the adequacy decision on the Privacy Shield, and from 1 August 2016 entities will be able to certify with the US Department of Commerce. From a strategic perspective US companies (or EU companies doing business in the US) will be […]

EU Data Privacy Reform Update: Make Mine A Skinny To Go…

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“…simplicity and flexibility are key…” if the new EU Regulation is to work as a long term framework for the protection of privacy rights, according to the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). The EDPS strongly advocates a simple and clear text to enable controllers to easily understand their obligations, and its’ proposed text is 30% […]

EU General Data Protection Regulation: one small step for privacy, or a giant leap?

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In our blog post of 16 January 2015 HireRight reported on the progress of the EU data privacy reforms.  Excitingly, the Council of the European Union (“Council”) met their self-declared deadline of agreeing a general approach on the General Data Protection Regulation (“Regulation”) and announced on 15 June 2015 that “we have moved a great […]