GDPR recruitment for recruiters. All things data protection and privacy in one place.



The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) updates digital privacy laws within the EU. Since May 25th 2018, the GDPR has replaced existing EU Data Protection Directives (DPD), and the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

Here, you can find free online guides and downloadable resources to help with compliance. eBoss customers can take advantage of our enhanced GDPR recruitment software toolkit to streamline business administration. We would also like to draw your attention to our own commitments to customer data security, which you can read below.

eBoss Statement on GDPR

We work diligently to make sure our software and services are the most secure in the recruitment industry. Our dedication to privacy extends beyond our internal practices: it covers every third-party subprocessor and contractor that we might choose to carry out parts of our service.

We have written a statement to explain many aspects of our own compliance programme. We have also addressed some of the specific questions that we have received from clients and customers in regards to this. You can read the full statement here.

Privacy and Cookies Policy

We have refreshed our Privacy and Cookies Policies to bring them into line with GDPR standards. In particular, we have clarified payments processing, and re-stated the rights of customers and website users. Please familiarise yourself with the rights and obligations set out in our Privacy Policy when you have a spare moment.

Website Terms and Conditions

We have also updated our Website Terms and Conditions to ensure GDPR compliance. Please read these updated terms of use, and familiarise yourself with the new rights and obligations you have as a user under GDPR, as set out in our Terms and Conditions for Online Use.


Securing your business data is no longer best practice; it is your legal duty. The GDPR makes Privacy By Design a compulsory part of your business.

Privacy By Design means that you can only use software and services which have been developed with security as a top consideration, at every stage of development. But how can you be sure of this, in a real-world situation? The quickest solution is to choose a service from a trusted provider.

At eBoss, we are open and transparent about our commitments to privacy, and to the security of your personal data. Recruitment agencies looking for a managed solution need look no further – eBoss data security tools ensure out-of-the-box solutions, or custom-fitted to suit your enterprise.


1) When your candidates receive a message from you about GDPR compliance, they will have the option to visit a link and either grant permission, or deny it.

2) The permissions page is a public-facing part of your system. Your database is automatically updated, following every interaction.

3) If a client has denied permission, the GDPR icon will be shown in red. If permission has been granted, the GDPR icon will be shown in green.

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Data compliance doesn’t have to be complicated. And it doesn’t have to mean mountains of extra work, either.

eBoss has compiled a series of helpful GDPR guides for recruiters that take the mystery out of data security.

They are free to download, and do not require any previous expertise.

Managing data compliance and navigating through the new rules of the GDPR requires you to take a few specific steps. But these are steps that can be broken down into very manageable, bite-sized tasks. Taken one at a time, in a methodical order, it is a process that anyone can carry out for their own business.

And that is what our user guides are for. They have been designed to help anybody complete their data compliance processes, without incurring the additional expense of hiring a consultant. Or – worse – the cost of a penalty fine.


GDPR for recruiters will represent a significant cultural change in the way many firms conduct their business. The way you manage your company’s data will be regulated by the strictest privacy laws ever written. From next year, GDPR will impact upon the way you collect, store, and use data. Browse our GDPR guides archive, or watch one of our data compliance Webinars.

WEBINAR: GDPR For Recruitment

GDPR basics. Watch our introductory webinar. We discuss: your legal duties; selecting a basis for processing which may be right for you; and some of the easiest ways to demonstrate compliance to clients and authorities.

If you have questions about data compliance, this is the webinar for you.

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Q: How quickly must I delete data subject data?

A: GDPR says that a data controller must comply to an erasure request “without undue delay”. read more

Q: What will happen with GDPR after Brexit? Will the laws change again?

A: No. The GDPR applies to businesses anywhere in the world – not just those located within the EU. read more

Still searching for that elusive answer to your GDPR questions? Read all of the responses in our GDPR Frequently Asked Questions.


How is GDPR going to affect the recruitment industry? When a news story breaks, we’ll post it here. You can also browse our entire GDPR articles archive, and get your GDPR updates delivered to your inbox, every week.

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