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Are you confident you comply with the GDPR’s strict data privacy terms? 

No matter how big or small your recruitment business, the terms of the GDPR apply to you

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How does my website support my GDPR compliance?  

Download our guide that explains how to set up your Volcanic website to help you achieve your obligations under the GDPR. 

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What is the GDPR?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the result of four years of work to bring data protection legislation in line with new ways that data is used. 

Designed to unify privacy laws across Europe, the GDPR sets out to give individuals better data privacy rights. It places a greater degree of control over personal data in the hands of the individual.  

To give you an overview of the GDPR requirement, some of the key points of the legislation are summarised below:

1. Candidate data security 

You must protect the candidate data you hold.

2. Privacy by design

You must restrict access to candidate data to specified personnel within your business.

3. Fair processing notice

Before collecting data, you must tell the candidate who you are, how their personal data will be processed and whether a third party will be involved.

4. Subject access requests

Within the GDPR framework, candidates can make subject access request (SARs) at any time - ie request to see their data

5. Data breaches 

If there is a data breach, you must inform the supervisory authority and, in certain circumstances, the candidate. 

6. Potential fines

Failure to comply with the GDPR will result in harsh financial penalties. 


GDPR Awareness Training - a critical first step

The free Volcanic GDPR Awareness Training video willl help you start the journey towards compliance. The video will help make you aware of the terms and implications of the GDPR - and could help support your internal GDPR training for your team as well. The informative video sets out to help you on the road to your own staff awareness programme, so you don't risk breach through a simple lack of knowledge or misunderstanding.