DATA ERASURE vs. RECORD RETENTION
Lawmakers in the European Union have given consumers a powerful tool to demand that organizations delete the individual's personal data. Given the widespread abuses, protections are warranted. In some instances, however, personal data cannot - and should not - be deleted: records obtained or developed by organizations to ensure that steps are taken to screen candidates that have access to vulnerable populations, including applications, reference checks, background checks, training records and more.
Given the requirements driven by legislation, licensure, insurance, litigation and other standards of care - this information must be preserved indefinitely. These compelling interests must be balanced.
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