Seeking info & resources on data privacy/confidentiality in UK hiring
October 28, 2015 7:11 AM   Subscribe

We've recently started using an online application system at the company I work for and we're trying to set things up fairly so that some hired employees (e.g., in an admin, management, or HR role) can review unsuccessful candidates' and new applicants' files. Are there any protections we should put in place (legally or otherwise) so that new hires or other employees in these privileged roles cannot see the notes on their own applications, the applications and notes of their hiring competition, or applications and notes of fellow new hires? General advice welcome as well, e.g., if there are any potential use cases or other reasons as to why or why not this would be a good idea. We have the ability to fully customise the online application system as we wish. This is in the UK.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (1 answer total)
You have significant data protection issues here, and they are legal issues under EU privacy laws to which your company is subject. You do not need the advice of Ask; you need the advice of a technology literate solicitor.
posted by DarlingBri at 7:38 AM on October 28, 2015 [2 favorites]

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