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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

over 4 years ago by Elizabeth Deans


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018 and at Electus Recruitment we want to be well prepared ahead of the new legislation.  The purpose of the GDPR is to make sure that businesses are completely transparent about the data they use and how it is stored, giving clients and the general public more control over how their personal data is consumed. If companies choose to ignore the new law then they will be fined quite considerably, in fact up to 4% of their annual turnover is at stake. Therefore candidates and clients will be hearing a lot more about this in the coming months so it's beneficial to be aware of the changes to the law.

Any persons filling in forms or offering personal information to businesses to act on their behalf, such as uploading CVs or advertising job roles, should be opting-in for such data sharing. This is a compulsory action to protect both the privacy of the customer and the legal rights of the company. It's a great way to clamp down on data being mis-sold or used and from a business perspective it encourages a cleanse of all data so it's a win, win situation.

Therefore come the start of 2018, Electus will be contacting all of it's clients and candidates to provide a way to opt-in to continue to receive corporate communications from us. Put simply, if you do not opt-in then you'll no longer receive job alerts, industry news and recruitment offers as of 25th May. So to prevent this from happening please do opt-in to any communication from us over the next few months, you'll have plenty of opportunities to do so.

There are different levels of opt-in so that customers can filter the ways in which their information is used. We will be updating our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy to reflect the changes, outlining how we track IP addresses and monitor the use of the website to provide the most tailored job search solutions.

For more information about the GDPR, go to the Communigator website by clicking here.