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With regard to the new European data protection legislation (GDPR), which becomes effective on May 25th, 2018, we would like to answer the most commonly arising questions.
Is the verification of applicant details (Pre-Employment Screening) by SIGNUM Consulting realizable in consideration of the new GDPR?
Yes, the process of our reference checks already fulfills the requirements of the EU-GDPR. We have more than 20 years of experience in processing personal data within recruitment in accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Without a justified interest and the applicant's signed declaration of consent, which allows to pass on his data to us, PES compliant with data protection regulations would not be possible.
What changes with the new GDPR for PES?
Our procedure will not change. Before and after the 25th of May, personal data may only be processed and stored if it is necessary for establishing the employment and the applicant's consent is given voluntarily. The new legal basis in Germany is § 26 BDSG. The GDPR includes the applicants consent (article 7) as well as the balancing of interests (article 6). In the future, the EU GDPR takes precedence over applicable national laws. This means that every company which is active in the European market must abide by the new law – irrespective in which European country the headquarter is based.
How does data protection compliant work of your PES analysts in practice?
The reference requests are processed by sending the respective personal documents to the issuing persons and institutions. However, these are only used for verification purposes and are completely deleted after processing. The verification process is supported by SIGNUM Consulting's own software, which guarantees an encrypted data transfer and a standardized, transparent process flow.
How do you ensure that your company operates in accordance to the GDPR?
Our quality promise includes the processing of applicant data in strict compliance with data protection regulations. In addition to our qualified PES analysts, who are regularly trained in data protection and information security, we are in demand at information events and customer workshops on the new regulations and changes. In addition, SIGNUM Consulting is regularly audited by our data protection officers and is certified according to ISO 9001:2015.
We would be happy to send you a whitepaper on the classification of the PES procedure within the GDPR framework. For further information, please contact Karin Giangrande.
Mr. Neumann's topic at the Protekt expert conference in Leipzig clearly reflected the spirit of the times. The audience followed his performance about the “preventive protection of critical infrastructures for recruitment” most attentively.
Each member of Team SIGNUM Consulting will do their best, not only in terms of Compliance and Pre-Employment Screening, but also at the “Berliner Firmenlauf 2017”, the annual company race.
SIGNUM Consulting was honoured with the Security Outstanding Performance Award in the category Outstanding Customer Service Initiative, what confirmed and rewarded the strategy of high quality, creativity and reliability of the company.
The independent and high-level judges described SIGNUMs presentation as great and innovative. The whole SIGNUM-team is very proud to receive this award.View Article
Sporty greetings from the SIGNUM team at BERLINER FIRMENLAUF 2015! We hope to see you at next year’s corporation challenge race in Berlin!
On May 13, 2015 the 9th Security Conference, organized by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution with the collaboration the Federal Association ASW, was held in Berlin, Germany, under the banner “Internal Offender”. SIGNUM Consulting´s Managing Director, Mr. Eckhard Neumann, held a lecture about the topic of “Background Checks – Preventative measures within recruitment processes”. See Mr. Neumann in the conference resuming clip: corporate-securityView Article
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SIGNUM's Managing Director, Mr. Neumann, will give a lecture on the subject of "Pre-Employment Screening - risk prevention in the international finance business. Balancing act between hazard defence and data protection" in front of Executives of the banking industry. His presentation is part of the symposium which takes place on 17 March 2016 at Designhotel Gastwerk in Hamburg, Germany.View Event View Programme