Ben Hart is the Co-Founder and Director of Social Media Check (www.socialmediacheck.com) with over 15 years working as an accredited detective and senior investigating officer in roles that included major investigations utilising online searching and data interrogation. Given that online activity has become a key part of our behaviour, social media checks have become an integral part of the recruitment process.
The Department for Education’s guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 states that:
“….as part of the shortlisting process schools and colleges should consider carrying out an online search as part of their due diligence on the shortlisted candidates.’
Social media and its uses can open up a vast array of challenges and in organisations that are not used to dealing with this on a regular basis it can be a practical and legislative minefield. As an expert in this field, Ben is well aware of the pitfalls. In this webinar, we will unpick the implications of this guidance alongside practical advice on what you need to do to comply without falling foul of GDPR, issues related to protected characteristics or mistaken identity.
If you can’t make the live session, don’t worry – registering will ensure you get a recording of the webinar.