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General Data Protection Regulation

At Irving Scott, we have always prioritized the confidentiality and security of personal data from the very beginning. It is ingrained in our internal culture to understand and appreciate the importance of data privacy. As we approach the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018, we see it as an opportunity to showcase the robust measures we have already implemented in this crucial aspect of our business.

The General Data Protection Regulation, the new data protection law set to replace the Data Protection Act 1998, introduces a range of obligations that align with our existing practices. Recognizing the significance of data protection, we have proactively taken the necessary steps to ensure compliance with the new legislation well in advance of the implementation date. Our commitment to safeguarding personal information remains unwavering, as we firmly believe that every EU citizen deserves protection against data breaches and unauthorized use of their data.

By adhering to the principles and requirements outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation, we reaffirm our dedication to maintaining the highest standards of data protection. Our comprehensive approach includes robust security measures, strict data handling procedures, and ongoing staff training to ensure that personal data is handled with utmost care and confidentiality. We are committed to transparency in our data processing activities and will continue to provide clear information to individuals about how their data is collected, stored, and used.

As a trusted partner, we recognize the responsibility we have in safeguarding the personal information entrusted to us. We view the General Data Protection Regulation as an opportunity to further strengthen our data protection practices and enhance the trust our clients and candidates place in us.

Rest assured that at Irving Scott, we are fully prepared to meet the obligations of the General Data Protection Regulation and remain steadfast in our commitment to protecting the privacy and rights of all individuals under our care.

Irving Scott guarantees:

  • never to source information from third parties
  • to maintain a current and up-to-date database of all relevant personal information
  • to have an effective audit trail of how and when consent for storing personal data was given
  • to remain transparent about the data being processed, for which purpose, with whom it is shared and who has access to it
  • to inform clients or candidates if their data is likely to be transferred internationally
  • to make clients or candidates aware of separate processing activities affecting their profiles

General Data Protection Regulation at Irving Scott

With Irving Scott all personal information is secure. We are accountable for all data we store. We know it must be stored correctly in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation.

As a small business it has been relatively easy to implement organizational and technical measures to assure this compliance with General Data Protection Regulation. We are confident that our standards meet the letter of the law.

For example, we keep detailed information for as long as it is necessary to place a candidate or fulfil the request of a client. Thereafter the data is minimalized and stored anonymously for business intelligence purposes, with regular contact maintained via a separate, opt-in, communication database for newsletters.

If a candidate or client wishes to be removed permanently from our records, this is notified in writing and complied to with immediate effect. Furthermore, if anyone wishes to enquire as to the personal data we have about them in our records, we can provide a copy of such data in electronic format.

Finally, in the unlikely event of there being a data breach (through a misplaced smart phone, for example) we at Irving Scott are committed to notifying our candidates and clients without undue delay.

Simply put, GDPR is not a worry for us.

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