26. February 2018
What is the recommendation for the retention time for application documents in applicant pools?
Recommendation: Limit retention time and make sure that the documentation is deleted (documents) / anonymised (applicant data) after X months (e.g., after a maximum of 6 months). Reasons against long retention times (e.g., more than 6 months after filling a post) and large applicant pools are: Risk of accumulating immense amounts of sensitive data Risk of misuse (employees rummaging around; dissemination of data, which neither wanted by nor foreseeable for the applicants,...