Protecting your data privacy while job hunting might seem contradictory to you, seeing that you want headhunters to get your information. Yes, you want your contact information and your work experience to be visible, but you want them used in a way that respects data privacy.
What is data privacy?
According to the General Data and Privacy Regulation (GDPR) act, Data Privacy means that companies should let you decide about who can use your data and for what purpose it can be used for. In the Philippines, Data Privacy also means the right to live freely from surveillance and intrusion, including the right not to have your private information disclosed. In this regard, TrueProfile.io fully discloses our Data Policy. Furthermore, our Members are in charge of how their data is disclosed.
Why should you be concerned about data privacy?
Think about all personal, private, and even sensitive information about you posted and available for use anywhere. Can you be sure that the platforms and inboxes that contain your data are being stored and processed in a way that guarantees the highest level of data security?
How to protect your data
In recent privacy acts of the European Union and in some other countries, it specifically states that an organization should empower you to make the decision about how your data is used. Meaning that the ball is in your court. There are a lot of ways that you can protect your data without compromising your job application.
Read the fine print before you click Accept and Agree
Check your privacy settings when applying via social media
There are some organizations or individuals taking advantage of people’s complacency when it comes to security. Yes, it’s very convenient to apply and login via your social media profiles. Just make sure to check what the app or website gets in terms of your personal information. Websites or apps that ask to post on your behalf, use your device’s microphone, or the device’s camera should raise a red flag.
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