European Union General Data Protection Regulation

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The GDPR is Europe's new framework for data protection laws. It will replace the current 1995 data protection directive, which current UK law is based upon - effective May 25, 2018.

The GDPR has been in the pipeline for a long time and aims to introduce an array of new requirements for businesses that use, collect or process data in the EU. The reforms will give the European consumers new rights and control over their personal information, and impose new responsibilities on companies to the extent that they gather personal information from EU citizens, regardless of where they reside, or individuals who reside in the EU, regardless of their nationality.

Companies enclosed by the GDPR will be more liable for their conduct when dealing with people's personal information. This can include having data protection policies, data protection impact assessments and having relevant documents on how data is processed. Over the last few years, there has been a huge number of data breaches, under the GDPR, the “destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to” personal information has to be reported to the country’s data protection regulator – i.e. the ICO, where it could have a detrimental impact on those who it is about. This can result in and isn’t limited by, financial loss, confidentiality breaches and damage to reputation. The ICO has to be told about a breach within 72 hours after an organisation finds out about it and the people it impacts are required to be informed.

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Data Integrity

Data Integrity & Backup Policies

We Understand your data is critical and the loss of such data can cost your company thousands. This is why we ensure backups are performed at least 3 times per day, 3 times more than the industry standard.

Crucial files such as candidates CVs, documents and reports are stored on an entirely separate server to the main application, which is delivered over a secure content delivery network. This provides faster and more reliable access to your data.

Systems we use at Smart Recruitment Online

Our entire system runs on the latest Digital Ocean cloud based network who rank as having one of the highest performing hosting networks in the world (even outperforming Amazon Web Services).

You can also be assured that you can access your data when you need it, with a 99.5% uptime service level agreement.

Privacy & Data Protection

We operate our own internal data protection procedures and are working towards 100% compliance with GDPR recommendations, which goes beyond what is expected by any technology provider today.

When you access your account, you are secured by a sha-256 bit level encryption, provided by world reputable GeoTrust SSL. This means information shared between your computer and our application is safe from prying eyes.

Finally, your data and your candidate's data are only accessible by you and your team.