Safe handling of CVs: protecting sensitive personal data


Emma Venema

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May 13, 2024

Recent incidents, such as last Saturday’s leak of 150,000 resumes at the UWV, highlight the importance of handling personal data securely, especially in sectors such as job placement, healthcare, government and education. Secure handling of resumes is crucial for privacy and GDPR compliance. Find out how with EntrD’s solutions.

One of the most important steps to ensure CV security is to anonymize sensitive personal data. This means that any information that could lead to the identification of an individual, such as name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, is removed or anonymized. The goal is to retain only relevant information needed for the selection process, such as educational background, work experience, and skills.

Anonymizing CVs offers several advantages:

Also read: The importance of anonymizing sensitive data in CVs

To be effective, the anonymization process must be carried out carefully. This includes the use of sophisticated software tools and methods to remove or blur personal data without compromising the relevance of the information to the recruitment process.

It is also important to implement strict policies for the storage, access, and participation of CVs. Limit access to sensitive information and take appropriate security measures for data integrity and confidentiality.

In short, handling CVs securely requires a proactive approach to data protection, with a focus on anonymizing personal data. By implementing these measures, organizations can create a safe and responsible environment for managing CVs, and maintain the trust of candidates and customers.

EntrD can help and support organizations to automatically anonymize sensitive personal data in documents and records. Our CV-Factory is specifically designed to find and anonymize the sensitive personal data in CVs and our FileFactory is for any document and file of any format.

We would love to meet with you to see how we can help you. Request a demo or download our FileFactory brochure.