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88 Privacy Breaches to Beware Of by Lyn Boxall, William Hioe, Kevin Shepherdson

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illustration 21 Review your employment application form before it’s too late

All of us – companies and individuals – are creatures of habit. Or is it simply laziness? I see many job application forms that collect a wide range of personal data without considering the data protection law. And it’s a business issue too. If a job candidate with a lot of job options gets an impression from a job application form that an organisation is out-of-date they will give preference to other opportunities.

Out-of-date information requests

The worst example I’ve seen of an out-of-date data field in a job application form recently was a request for a pager number. A pager? ...

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