What is the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is a European privacy law that went into effect on May 25th 2018. It is based upon the European understanding that privacy is a fundamental human right. Established by the EU Parliament, the GDPR regulates how individuals and organizations can obtain, use, store, and remove personal data. It gives EU citizens and residents control over their personal data, and simplifies the regulatory environment for international business that takes place in the EU.
What is personal data?
The GDPR defines personal data as any information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify a person, such as a name, photograph, email address, or even an IP address.
What are the requirements of the GDPR?
- The Data Protection Principles include the following requirements: Personal data must be processed in a fair, legal, and transparent way. It should only be used in a way that a person would reasonably expect.
- Personal data should only be collected to fulfill a specific purpose, and it should only be used for that purpose. Organizations must specify why they need the personal data when they collect it.
- Personal data should be held no longer than necessary to fulfill its purpose.
- People covered by the GDPR have the right to access their own personal data. They can also request a copy of their data, and request that their data be updated, deleted, restricted, or transported to another organization.
Why is it important?
GDPR adds new requirements regarding how companies should protect the personal data they collect and process. It also raises the stakes for compliance by increasing enforcement and imposing greater fines for breach. Beyond these facts, it’s simply the right thing to do. At CareerBlitz we respect your data privacy and we have solid security and privacy practices in place that go beyond the requirements of this new regulation.
CareerBlitz's commitment to GDPR Compliance and data privacy
Here is an overview how CareerBlitz has prepared to meet the new regulation requirements.
Updates to our third party vendor contracts
We reviewed the 3rd party vendors that we use to provide our products and services, and we performed a comprehensive review of their GDPR compliance.
Individual Data Subject’s Rights - Data Access, Portability and Deletion
Risk Assessment (data protection impact assessments)
One of the GDPR requirements is a managed data protection impact assessment (DPIA) process. A DPIA process is a way to help us identify and minimize the data protection risks of a project. The CareerBlitz engineering team has always undergone security and privacy due diligence when choosing tools and making implementation decisions, so this requirement is easy for us. Any time we introduce a change to the way we handle personal data, we discuss the potential impact on CareerBlitz customers and explore possible privacy and security risks to personal data. If any risk is identified, no matter how small, our product and engineering teams collaborate on a solution to mitigate the data privacy and security risk to anyone who interacts with the CareerBlitz platform. We will continue to execute this risk assessment process as we expand CareerBlitz's offerings.
We updated our existing breach management and communication plan to comply with the GDPR regulations concerning the escalation process and requirements for data subject notification.
We are here for you
We are working with our customers to answer any questions and address any concerns regarding how we protect their personal data. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.