As we are fast approaching the new GDPR regulations coming into effect on the 25th May 2018, all organisations that process individual/personal data as a ‘data controller’ or ‘data processor’ within the European Union (EU) are required to comply with the new regulation to avoid increased fines and penalties.
During our own extensive research on the new regulations, we have come across a multitude of online articles, blogs, guides and white papers providing advice on the new GDPR regulations, but not all of them deliver.
So to shortcut this exhaustive process for you, here’s our shortlist of the best online GDPR resources including some specifically for the recruitment industry to make up your GDPR compliance toolkit*.
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Quick Reads on GDPR
IT Governance are a “leading global provider of IT governance, risk management and compliance solutions”. Their guide will give you the basic breakdown of what GDPR is, the primary impact it will have on organisations and what you will need to do to comply with the new regulation. It’s a 3 minute read so if you know nothing about the upcoming regulation changes, here’s a good place to start.
Our recently published blog aims to provide a straightforward guide to the answers of the 8 most frequently searched questions in Google about GDPR. You will get concise information of the basics, as well as:
- Who Enforces GDPR?
- Are GDPR Fines Insurable?
- What Does GDPR’s “right to be forgotten” Rule Mean?
- Will GDPR Apply After Brexit?
HubSpot’s GDPR section is very useful and practical for all organisations looking to prepare for GDPR. If you know the basics of GDPR for your recruitment agency but aren’t quite sure where to start, HubSpot’s checklist gives you the questions you will need to ask yourself in order to begin the process of compliance. It will only take 5 minutes to read but, after reading this resource you’ll feel a lot more confident of what you need to do before 25th May 2018.
Longer Reads on GDPR
Founder of IT Governance, Alan Calder, is the author of EU GDPR: A Pocket’s Guide and in this resource, he provides a more detailed breakdown of the particular legislation changes that will occur after 25th May 2018 and what approach to take. The slideshare is accompanied by a 1 hour video presentation so, if you’re more engaged by video, then this is the resource for you.
Volcanic, who specialise in making websites for recruitment agencies, have a wealth of knowledge about GDPR and how to make your website compliant for the new regulation. Their download, Supporting GDPR Compliance in Recruitment is a comprehensive guide specifically for agencies and covers:
- Do I really need to comply with GDPR?
- What does GDPR mean for me?
- 12 steps to support GDPR compliance
Our downloadable eBook is a comprehensive guide specifically for recruitment agencies. We might be biased but we think it covers everything you need to consider when preparing for GDPR, plus a little bit more. Sections include:
- An Individual (Candidate) Rights
- The Definition of Personal Data
- How Will GDPR Impact Recruitment Agencies?
- What Does Your Recruitment Agency Need To Do?
GDPR In Full
If you still haven’t quite had your fill of GDPR compliance and would like to study the finer points of the legislation complete with legal terminology, you can use the two resources below:
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights. Their complete guide is a bit more user friendly than the legislation itself and they also have a very useful 12 step guide as well as self assessment checklists for data controllers and data processors.
The regulation in full may not be the most engaging reading, but if you interested in reading the official language direct from the source, here is every clause of the GDPR legislation.
*Disclaimer: Any person who intends to rely upon or use the information contained herein in any way is solely responsible for independently verifying the information and obtaining independent expert advice if required.