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February 16 2015

Europe-Wide Data Protection Requirements Could Hit Recruitment in 2015

2015 could be the year that new European data protection requirements, backed by the threat of costly fines if not followed, will finally emerge after several years of debate and negotiation - and potentially have a major impact on the recruitment industry. If finalised this year, the Data Protection Regulation (DPR) will have a two-year implementation provision, meaning that it would take effect in 2017. Crucially the new rules will give individuals the statutory right to be forgotten. This will allow people to have personal data erased by organisations should they request it. Another major development would be that organisations processing or holding data on individuals will need consent to transfer details about them to other parties.