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So what is GDPR?
Let’s be clear, GDPR changes everything about how you store, manage and process data for your candidates (and anyone else, for that matter). It has executives at global recruitment agencies feeling nervous, let alone SME recruiters. Help is here…
GDPR: The basics
The government’s new Data Protection Bill replaces the UK Data Protection Act (DPA), a tired and creaking law from the ’90s that long ago became unfit for this fast-changing digital world.
The new bill makes sure that GDPR is brought into UK law. And like any fresh piece of legislation, people are now throwing GDPR buzzwords and jargon around with abandon.
Some may be in a panic about the changes, others just want to sound smart (but really just talk tosh). Don’t be that last person. Get to grips with the real GDPR in this simple glossary.
Do SMEs need a Data Protection Officer?
You’re an employer at an SME. So you’ll control, store and process personal information. Possibly for the public, almost certainly for your staff. With GDPR, you have a raft of new responsibilities.
One of them involves the role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO). If you’re unsure what this is and whether it matters to your SME, you’re in the right place.
Here we break down the role of a DPO, what tools help a DPO, and reveal whether your business actually needs one.