The General Data Protection Regulation for Executive Search


The GDPR for Executive Search: an Overview

From May 2018, all organisations that handle the data of EU citizens will be required to comply with a single set of rules in relation to data governance, regardless of where the organisation is located. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will dramatically change the way in which data is stored, shared and moved and will have a significant impact on the working practices of the executive search professional. The legislation will give individuals greater rights and control over their data by way of consent as well as the power to access, rectify or erase information held and the right to be informed.

With severe non-compliance penalties of up to the greater of EUR20 million or 4% of worldwide turnover, the GDPR will make organisations more accountable for their approach to data and the changes must be given appropriate consideration.

Exclusive Customer Event

Wednesday, 18th October 2017 – 8am, Reading – Register your place.

Invenias’ Andy Warren, Chief Information Security Officer and CFO, and Richard Harrison, CTO at Invenias, offer practical advice and guidance on how the executive search profession can prepare for the GDPR. The event will also cover the latest developments to the Invenias Platform and its dedicated features and functionality to assist with meeting the new requirements.


Preparing for GDPR: A Practical Guide for Executive Search

With a plethora of information available, what are the key areas for consideration and how can the executive search profession prepare for the new regulations? This guide provides clarification on some of the more confusing aspects of the GDPR and contains a number of useful resources including a practical GDPR checklist, which will ensure your organisation is best placed to prepare for the new data protection legislation. Download your guide.


This guide should not be taken as a substitute for legal advice, but instead should provide a useful point of reference when preparing for the May 2018 deadline. More detailed information regarding the new regulations can be found at

9 Steps to Prepare for the GDPR

This checklist offers 9 key areas and questions for consideration prior to the May 2018 deadline. A review of these items will ensure that the process and policies you have in place will minimise risk of non-compliance. Download your checklist.


 Latest Blog – The Age of Consent: a GDPR Perspective

At our recent GDPR Breakfast Briefing in London, the legal basis for the processing of data appeared to be one of the more controversial elements of the new legislation for executive search. In his latest blog, ‘The Age of Consent: a GDPR Perspective’ Andy Warren, Invenias CFO and Chief Information Security Officer, directly addresses this hot topic and explores the relevance of consent and legitimate interest in satisfying the requirements of the GDPR.


A cautionary note

The foregoing provides only an overview and does not constitute legal advice. Readers are cautioned against making any decisions based on this material alone. Rather, specific legal advice should be obtained.

Countdown to the GDPR



Whilst the formal date for the legislation has been set as 25 May 2018, it is critical that we invest time in developing an awareness and understanding of the GDPR, so that we can plan and implement changes and ensure compliance with the new legislation.


Watch the on-demand webinar for an overview of the changes and some key areas for consideration for executive search prior to the May 2018 deadline.

Will the GDPR apply to organisations based outside the EU? And what steps can you take to prepare for the new legislation? Watch the on-demand webinar.

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Click here for a list of frequently asked questions relating to the GDPR.