What is GDPR?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU regulation that will come into force on 25 May 2018. It will strengthen the current rules under the Data Protection Act (1998) by introducing new obligations for organisations and rights for individuals.

The GDPR will apply to businesses that are outside of the EU but continue to provide services to individuals from EU Member States, so will be applicable even after Brexit. Businesses will need to comply with the GDPR from 25 May 2018 or face steep penalties.

GDPR will impact how recruiters and recruitment businesses process candidate and client data. It is essential that recruiters familiarise themselves with these changes and begin preparing.

For further information please visit: https://www.rec.uk.com/news-and-policy/policy-and-campaigns/GDPR

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