Data Protection is for everyone so be aware of what information you are sharing
Data protection is important for all and I wanted to address this with nannies regarding their CVs. Agencies have reported that nannies are putting on their CVS the full name, address and children’s names, along with emails and phone numbers. This is breaking data protection as CVS are often openly available on websites and anyone can have access to this sensitive information.
Before putting this subject matter out, I also had a call from a parent asking me about data protection and her nanny. Apparently, the nanny had some news about the family which at the time they did not want shared and they were told not to discuss it but had informed her as her job would change slightly, which is very fair of the family. It was discussed at the school gate and got back to the parents. Nannies you are in a privileged position and a highly regarded profession. Please remember gossip travels and it can cost you your job. The Nanny was sacked for breach of confidentially.
Back to CVs.....
All you need to put is
Position i.e.: Nanny or Nanny Housekeeper which ever role you had
Date of employment
Duties – which can include ages but no names
Reason for leaving
For references you put available on request and this is normally shared at an interview or when you are offered a post.
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The Data Protection Act
The Data Protection Act 2018 controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.
The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Everyone responsible for using personal data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles. They must make sure the information is:
used fairly, lawfully and transparently
used for specified, explicit purposes
used in a way that is adequate, relevant and limited to only what is necessary
accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
kept for no longer than is necessary
handled in a way that ensures appropriate security, including protection against unlawful or unauthorised processing, access, loss, destruction or damage
There is stronger legal protection for more sensitive information, such as:
trade union membership
bio metrics (where used for identification)
sex life or orientation
There are separate safeguards for personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences
Under the Data Protection Act 2018, you have the right to find out what information the government and other organisations store about you. These include the right to:
be informed about how your data is being used
access personal data
have incorrect data updated
have data erased
stop or restrict the processing of your data
data portability (allowing you to get and reuse your data for different services)
object to how your data is processed in certain circumstances
You also have rights when an organisation is using your personal data for:
automated decision-making processes (without human involvement)
profiling, for example to predict your behaviour or interests