In an industry underpinned by data, it is unlikely that the acronym ‘GDPR’ is an unfamiliar term to those working in executive search. In May 2018, the rules and regulations regarding the way in which data is stored, shared and moved will change dramatically, and this will have a significant impact on the working practices of the executive search professional, whether working for a search firm or in-house. You can read an overview of the GDPR here.
The forthcoming changes to data protection legislation are complex and must be given appropriate consideration. However, when thinking about the personal data held within your organisation, we believe that consideration of the compliance, consent, and communication obligations of the GDPR is a good place to start.
In order to ensure compliance with the communication obligations of the GDPR, there are two key areas for consideration.
Rights to access
Under the GDPR, individuals will have the right to obtain:
- confirmation that their data is being processed
- access to their personal data and other supplementary information
In addition, if you are transferring personal data to a third country or to an international organisation, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
Right to be informed
The information you supply about the processing of personal data must be:
- concise, transparent, intelligible, easily accessible
- written in clear and plain English
- and free of charge
Organisations must inform individuals at the time of obtaining data directly from them or within a reasonable period (a month) in the case of data obtained from other sources; or if the data are used to communicate with the individual, at the latest, when the first communication takes place.
To ensure you are well informed and aware of the GDPR, join us at a complimentary breakfast briefing.
Breakfast Briefing – The GDPR: what does it mean for executive search
Wednesday, 21st June, 8 – 10.30 am, London – register your place
Thursday, 21st September, 8 – 10.30 am, Reading – register your place
At our executive breakfast briefing events for C-level search professionals, three specialist speakers will share their insights on the latest developments to the GDPR, the key areas for consideration and the steps you can take to minimise risk of non-compliance.
For additional information and resources relating to the GDPR visit www.invenias.com/gdpr or request a free no obligation demo with a member of our experienced team to learn how Invenias will transform your search process