The recent incident of a former recruiter misused the scanned copies of job seekers’ NRICs to redeem face masks highlights the importance of personal data protection governance.
At Kerry Consulting, personal data protection is at utmost importance and every employee of Kerry Consulting acts in accordance with the laws and regulations.
Ms Agnes Yee, a director at Kerry Consulting, said her firm asks job seekers for their NRIC details only when complying with its licence requirement.
But it does not collect scanned copies of their NRIC for that purpose, she added.
Ms Yee said such personal data is collected only upon a hirer’s request to facilitate its onboarding process for a selected candidate.
“This is not always a given,” she said, adding that some hirers may choose to obtain the information from the candidates directly.
The scanned copy is also immediately destroyed after it has been forwarded to the hirer since “we do not need it anymore”, she said.
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