What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR, is a set of law issued by the European Union that came into effect in May 2018 to protect people from breaches and misuse of personal data. This includes personal identification, user activities within the system and any other piece of information that any user may or may not have remembered providing.

I am not based in the EU, does it affect me?

Chances are you might be processing data of someone who is from the EU's countries, plus Rakuna's system is open for everyone to signup - yes you are very likely to be affected by GDPR.

Rakuna GDPR Readiness

Before this, we already had a similar process in place

Rakuna has always valued personal data and the rights of the owners ever since day one. Before GDPR was officially a mandatory compliance on May 25th 2018, we already had the similar practices within:

  • Our Privacy Policy thoroughly states the types of information being collected, how we handle and protect them. This document also covers the positive consent from users that they can actively opt in and out of promotional & email campaigns.
  • Our Terms of Service defines the user content that was being delivered to our system, as well as the limitations of Rakuna's rights over such information.
  • Our development and security practices strictly follow the OWASP security principles.
  • Any user (recruiter/candidate) can always make inquiry and email us to re-collect the information that they have forgotten.

We have updated our process and built new features

In order to fully meet key requirements from GDPR, we have added new processes and features that further empowers our users to do more about their personal data:

  • Although candidate applications' proof of consent is not compulsory under GDPR, candidates are now given notice of consent by Terms of Service within their survey emails where they are asked to upload digital versions of their resum├ęs.
  • Also, recruiters can now select candidates within the prospect list to send emails as confirmations of consent if needed to.
  • Any user now can email us not only to request and re-collect provided information, but also to request a complete deletion of the information on our platform.
  • All users are emailed with updates on changes to Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, as well as this new GDPR compliance article!
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