The introduction of the GDPR in May 2018 can be viewed as an opportunity to enhance the quality of data held as the changes will ensure businesses invest more time in thinking about the data that they capture, its future use and how it is stored and transferred. Adhering to the GDPR is a demonstration of the quality of your operations and will strengthen relationships with clients and candidates through a greater level of transparency and increased confidence that you adhere to the highest standards. In turn, this will build on the values of confidentiality and trust that the search profession prides itself on.
We are now taking registrations for our free GDPR Breakfast Briefing Event on 21st September in Reading. Join us and our expert panel for the latest developments to the data protection legislation and how you can best prepare for the GDPR. For more information and resources relating to the GDPR, visit www.invenias.com/gdpr.
However, a spokesperson for the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) - the body responsible for enforcing GDPR in the UK - says: "The new law equals bigger fines for getting it wrong but it's important to recognise the business benefits of getting data protection right. "There is a real opportunity for organisations to present themselves on the basis of how they respect the privacy of individuals - and gain a competitive edge. "But if your organisation can't demonstrate that good data protection is a cornerstone of your business policy and practices when the new law comes in next year, you're leaving your organisation open to enforcement action that can damage both public reputation and bank balance."