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What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It is a law by the European Union (EU) that came into force on May 25th, 2018. The GDPR regulates how we should use, process and store personal data (information about an identifiable, living individual).

From day one, CVWarehouse took a bottom-up approach to ensure full compliance and to allow the candidate to manage its personal data and information correctly.

Why it is important
to be compliant?

The GDPR was created to change the way businesses and other organisations can handle the data of those who interact with them.

Those who break the rules face heavy fines and reputational damage, leaving applicants feeling less secure and more hesitant to react to your job postings.

The CVWarehouse ATS is compliant by design

  • Candidates know which data and documents they share with your company and for which job. They fully control their data in real-time.

  • Companies can set up automatic retention periods, enforcing a simple process that allows candidates to decide what happens with their data.

  • When candidates want “to be forgotten” CVWarehouse takes full care of this through an automated process.

GDPR Communications

CVWarehouse sends regular updates, periodically or when needed, informing customers of relevant GDPR information.


CVWarehouse & GDPR,
frequently asked questions

What does it mean to be GDPR compliant?

In essence, GDPR compliance boils down to identifying which personally identifiable data are collected throughout an organization on different data subjects the organization comes into contact with and for which purpose and making sure all GDPR-related principles and obligations are applied to the processed personal data (and making sure this continues to be the case in an ever-evolving landscape).

Especially the transparency obligation to be able to inform a data subject about which data you collect for which purpose, to allow the data subject to amend and correct these data and to give or not give consent to use certain data can present quite a technological challenge if you want to give the data subject such control. We at CVWarehouse have chosen to implement the necessary technical means to do so. You are able to read more on this in our privacy statement.

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