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EU wants recruiters to stop snooping on candidates

An EU data protection working party has ruled that employers should require ‘legal grounds’ before snooping. The recommendations are non-binding, but will influence forthcoming changes to data protection laws – BBC News reports.

The guidelines from the Article 29 working party suggest that any data collected from an internet search of potential candidates must be necessary and relevant to the performance of the job.

The party recommends that these guidelines form part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which are due to come into force in May 2018.

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