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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 […]


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 […]

ICO Clarifies Time Limit for Responding to Subject Access Requests

Under updated guidance, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has stated that a data controller must respond to a subject access request (SAR) “without undue delay and in any event within one month of receipt of the request.” Extensions could also be approved. The ICO’s guidance has been amended to state that the time limit […]


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