From 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation will impose greater data protection obligations on companies whilst giving more rights to individuals in relation to how their personal data is processed.
What is personal data?
Personal data is data that can identify you as a living individual.
General personal data includes:
- National Insurance Number
- Online identifiers / location data
There is also sensitive personal data which includes information on the following:
- Physical and mental health
- Sexual orientation
- Race or ethnic origin
- Religious beliefs
- Criminal records
- Trade Union membership
How do we receive your personal information?
If you have provided us with your CV and registration form then we will have your personal details. We are able to have this information on file if we have a legal basis for doing so. There are 6 legal bases for processing data but we rely on the following
- Your consent – you have provided the information at registration or when sending your CV to us
- That the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you – in other words you have approached us for work and as long as we only use your data for work finding purposes we are able to store your data
- We have a legitimate interest in processing your data – we are using your data for work finding purposes which is the legitimate interest in this case
Look out for our next blog post that will tell you more about GDPR and our obligations to you!