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Recruitment Watch

Issue 24: October 2023

Recruitment Watch

Editor's Note

Welcome to our Autumn edition of Recruitment Watch, in which we look at the legal issues that are currently shaping the recruitment sector. In this edition, we report on the recruitment industry regulator's targeting of tutor platforms and the re-introduction of the ban on employment businesses supplying temporary workers to cover for striking workers.

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Recruitment industry regulator targeting tutor platforms

Tutor platforms are currently being targeted for inspections by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EASI), the regulator responsible for ensuring compliance with the private recruitment industry regulatory regime. Tutor platforms not yet in the EASI's sights should take heed.

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ICO issues statutory reprimand to a recruitment company

The Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO") has issued a reprimand to a recruitment company for infringements of Article 5(1)(f) and 32(1)(b) of the UK GDPR. The action was taken because the company failed to implement adequate security measures, resulting in personal data in the form of 12,000 records belonging to 3,000 workers being publicly accessible without requiring authentication. The inadequacy of the security measures resulted in compromised confidentiality and security of the processing in this particular case.

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TUPE reform: An opportunity missed?

After a period of significant tumult and speculation regarding the UK Government's post-Brexit approach to business regulation, we are entering slightly calmer waters.

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