Personio enables you to protect the data of your applicants according to the EU GDPR. By activating the automatic applicant anonymization, you can remove all personal data when it's no longer needed.
Please note that the anonymization of applicants is irreversible: the data cannot be recovered, but will be retained for your reports in anonymized form.
Activation of automatic anonymization
Activate the Automatic applicant anonymization under Settings > Recruiting > General by activating the respective checkbox:
Also enter the number of days after which the data is to be anonymized, if an applicant is rejected or withdraws the application.
Manual anonymization of applicant data
Personal data of applicants cannot only be anonymized automatically, but also manually.
For manual anonymization navigate to Recruiting > Applications, select multiple applicants via the checkboxes and navigate to Action. There you have the option of anonymizing all personal data of the selected applicants.
What data is anonymized?
The following information is anonymized:
- Name of the applicant
- All application documents
- The message history incl. the attachments
- Email address, phone number and the applicant's birthday
- Evaluations; all quantitative evaluations, however, will be retained
If the applicant has applied for several jobs, the data of the applicant will be kept for the time being.
Deletion of applicant data
If you are sure that you do not only want to anonymize data, but completely delete applicant profiles, you have two options.
Please note that the deletion of applicants is irreversible: the data cannot be recovered and is no longer available in anonymized form for your reports.
Under Recruiting > Applications, select multiple applicants via the checkboxes and navigate to Action. There you have the option of deleting all personal data of the selected applicants.
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