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We are ready for GDPR!

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Posted on 12th January 2018 at 3:13pm by Amanda Franks FIRP in Clients, Job seekers

As the new Data Protection regulations are looming we want you to know that we are prepared. We will adopt best practice and ensure we work within the guidelines when representing your business.

How will Frankly Recruitment meet their Obligations under GDPR?

Frankly Recruitment are corporate members of the REC (recruitment employment confederation). This gives us access to up to date requirements as well as industry specific guidelines which we must deliver to maintain the membership.

The storing and processing of data has always been of utmost importance to Frankly Recruitment. We strive for a paper-free office keeping all candidate and client data under electronic secure password and track all activity.

Any client or candidate information on our system will lawfully be kept and considered on the basis that:

  • We have express permission to do so
  • Be of “legitimate interest” to the individual
  • Because of legal obligation

GDPR is not put into place to prevent business

We recognise that the new regulations are not put into place to prevent us or any sector doing good, professional business. These new EU Regulations simply introduce new data protection obligations for organisations and new rights for individuals.

We commit to do the following for all customers of Frankly Recruitment:

Ask for express permission to process data – we will not rely on implied consent, inactivity, silence or unticked boxes.

Make the right to withdraw as easy as the giving of consent – we will delete, not archive, all records within 24 hours of receiving a request to withdraw consent. We will inform all external parties to whom we have sent the personal data to that this request has been received. Every individual has “the right to be forgotten”.

Inform all individuals of how we are using their data – we will ensure all customers are informed about how their data is being used, stored and of their right to withdraw consent.


Frankly Recruitment will continue to digitally market to our clients and candidates under the clause “legitimate interest”. We will contact individuals for the following reasons:

  • To offer a suitable role; or
  • To say that we supply candidates for those sorts of roles; or
  • To offer services generally


The ICO is constantly updating the detail around the GDPR which comes into force in May 2018. The REC is representing the recruitment industry in challenging regulations to promote best practice to which we will respond to in a timely manner.

Frankly Recruitment will update our practices to ensure compliance and to ensure the data of all our customers is protected, transparent in its handling and only stored for the use it is intended for.

So, at Frankly Recruitment, we have it covered. If you are not quite there yet we are able to supply contractors on a project basis to support you in ensuring you are compliant too.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

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