If you haven’t heard about GDPR yet, then it’s about time you get the lowdown.. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years – regardless of what happens with Brexit right now you need to ensure you are adhering to GDPR.

Why is GDPR important?

The aim of the new legislation is to protect the privacy of all EU citizen’s and from data breaches.

There are a number of key changes:

  • Consent. Consent must be clear and distinguishable from other matters and provided in an intelligible and easily accessible form, using clear and plain language. It must be as easy to withdraw consent as it is to give it. This applies to people applying, creating jobseeker accounts, and receiving communication.
  • Right to Access. Data subjects have the right to ask and get information from the controller about whether or not personal data concerning them is being processed, where and for what purpose. Even further, the controller shall provide a copy of the personal data, free of charge, in an electronic format. This change is a dramatic shift towards data transparency and empowerment of data subjects.
  • Right to be forgotten. Data subjects are entitled to ask the controller to remove their data and stop processing records. The data controller may have other obligations to keep data for a certain period of time however.

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