How GDPR is Applied to Employment Background Screening Service

GDPRWhat is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? According to resources, GDPR is a rule regarding Data Privacy that is applied to all companies in the world that store or process personal data of the EU / European Union residents. The purpose of the GDPR is to provide better protection toward data privacy in the current digital economy by giving more freedom to individuals of their data and giving tighter regulations to those who manage or store it. This regulation is based on the EU Charter of Rights, which stipulates that EU citizens have the right to protect their personal data. This regulation came into force on 25 May 2018 and applies to all businesses in the world that store and process personal data, including businesses in Indonesia. This special regulation has also become one of the considerations in the drafting of the Personal Data Protection Draft Bill in Indonesia.

During the first day of GDPR’s implementation, many large technology companies broke the new rules. Facebook and its subsidiaries, Whatsapp and Instagram as well as Google, will face lawsuits for failing to comply with the GDPR. These companies could be subject to billions of dollars in fines if European regulators agree that they have indeed failed to comply with them (4% penalty of annual income each time they violate).

As an example, with GDPR protection, consumers’ email inboxes will no longer be flooded with advertisements from e-commerce as per the case today. The implementation of GDPR has financial consequences on companies or data storage organizations.

GDPR also applies to Integrity Indonesia. When the candidate is in the recruitment process for a client’s company, we require the client to provide a signed consent letter to uphold the importance of the privacy of their candidate’s data.

GDPR has several requirements to be followed including:

  1. Lawful, fair and transparent processing
  2. Limitation of purpose, data and storage
  3. Data subject rights
  4. Consent
  5. Personal data breaches
  6. Privacy by Design
  7. Data Protection Impact Assessment
  8. Data transfers
  9. Data Protection Officer
  10. Awareness and training

Integrity Indonesia has more than seventeen years of experience in providing compliance services, one of which is Employment Background Screening Service. To verify the candidate’s claims, our team of screeners assess the validity of information provided in the curriculum vitae and other supporting documents by conducting a background check. Our screening is conducted through Prisma, our proprietary screening platform that can be integrated with our client HR information systems. To find out more about our employment background screening service, contact us today!

Written by: Dwi Indah, Hanum, Kamil, and Vera

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