best background check service

Showing Posts In "United Kingdom" Category





BREXIT: THE STATE OF PLAY ON THE CONSEQUENCES FOR DATA PROTECTION

The United Kingdom has left the European Union. What are the consequences in terms of data protection? The Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union provides that the UK will continue to apply the European General Data Protection Regulation until June 30, 2021. Any communication of personal data to the […]


UK: DATA PRIVACY COMPARATIVE GUIDE

In the UK, the main pieces of legislation that govern data privacy are the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is responsible for enforcing data privacy legislation. ICO’s purpose is to uphold information rights in the public interest and promote openness by […]


GOVERNMENT SETS OUT NEW PLANS TO HELP BUILD TRUST IN USE OF DIGITAL IDENTITIES

The UK government has published draft rules for governing the future use of digital identities. The goal of the rules is to make people’s lives easier and boost the country’s digital economy. The new “trust framework” includes the principles, policies, procedures, and standards governing the use of digital identity to allow for the sharing of […]


EU Temporarily Permits Data Transfers to the UK Pending a Decision on Adequacy

The UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement (Trade Agreement) has provided temporary preservation of the current position pending a decision by the European Commission, allowing for data transfers to continue for a period of up to six months without additional safeguards. The UK should not deviate from data protection laws in place in the UK as […]


THE IMPACT OF BREXIT ON UK DATA PROTECTION LEGISLATION

UK data protection legislation has historically been largely EU-driven, going back to the 1995 Directive, which was the foundation of the Data Protection Act 1998. Yet, Brexit has caused concern regarding the impact on UK businesses. The future remains unclear and will be determined by the deal/no deal conundrum. What will businesses need to consider […]


Lost A Good Candidate Due To A Criminal Record?

Keith Rosser MBA FCMI CMgr FInstLM, Director @ Reed Screening Important announcement on changes to what employers will see on #dbschecks This will open up the jobs market for many…does it pose a risk to employers or provide a wider talent pool and lessen red tape? Summary of proposed changes for employers: The requirement to routinely […]


The European Commission Issues an Important Update on the Impact of Brexit on the Transfer of Personal Data to the UK

The European Commission published a Notice to Stakeholders on the Withdrawal of the UK and EU Rules in the Field of Data Protection (the “Notice”) in early July. Along with a previous Notice to Stakeholders, the update reminds all stakeholders of the legal repercussions in relation to processing personal data, which need to be considered […]


Using AI in HR and Recruitment – Data Protection Issues

There is no doubt that the use of AI has provided benefits in the employment and HR context. But using AI involves processing personal data, which is subject to data protection laws, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 18). Governments and regulators around the world are […]


Internal Fraud Levels in UK Worse Than Global Average

A recent Kroll survey has revealed that, although 38 percent of United Kingdom businesses experienced internal fraud, nearly one in four business leaders did not view fraud as a risk priority. The report indicated that senior management not taking the issue seriously enough could be part of the problem, with a third of respondents saying […]


TACKLING DEGREE FRAUD

Degree fraud is rarely out of the headlines, yet thousands of graduate recruiters still do not routinely verify their candidates’ qualifications. Degree verification is a straightforward process and sits comfortably with the multiple other background checks, validations and verifications that diligent recruiters make when they hire new staff. But too often HR still sees it […]




SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS

the global background screener
the background buzz