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Guidance published on data protection and the processing of criminal records data in recruitment

Makbool Javaid
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Unlock (the charity ‘for people with convictions’) has published new guidance  on the GDPR, data protection and the processing of criminal records data in recruitment. The aim is to ensure that employers understand the implications of data protection law on the way that they collect, process and store criminal records data as part of their recruitment and HR processes. The guidance highlights that employers will need to: 1. Define the purpose of collecting criminal records data, 2. Identify a lawful basis and a condition for processing, and 3. Set out their privacy policy and ensure applicants and employees are made aware of their rights over personal data collection.

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