Data Protection Policy



5G Recruitment are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our service users.

This data protection policy ensures that 5G Recruitment:

  • Comply with the Data Protection law and follow good practice
  • Protects the rights of staff, customers and clients
  • Is open about how we store and process individuals’ data
  • Protects itself from the risks of a data breach

The Data Protection Act 1998 describes how organisations – including 5G Recruitment – must collect, handle and store personal information.

Theses rules apply regardless of whether data is stored electronically or physically.

To comply with the law, personal information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed unlawfully.



"Personal data" is defined in Article 4(1) of the GDPR:

"(1) 'personal data' means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person".

Candidates or “data subjects.” Candidates are the data subjects because they can be identified through personal data they give to companies. For example, their resumes may include their names, physical addresses or phone numbers. The GDPR exists to protect this kind of data. Members of hiring teams are also considered data subjects under GDPR, but their own data will not be processed in the same extent that candidate data will.

Employers or “data controllers.” Employers, or recruiters who serve as their company’s main representatives to candidates, determine the purpose of collecting candidate personal data. This makes them the data controllers who are fully responsible for protecting candidate data and using it lawfully.



This policy applies to all levels of staff within 5G Recruitment along with any companies working on behalf of 5G Recruitment.

Each individual that handles personal data must ensure that it is handled and processed in line with this policy and The Data Protection Act of 1998.


Your Data

What personal information do we collect about you?

We only collect details that will help us to help you, such as your name, age, contact details, education details, employment history, emergency contacts, immigration status (and of course you may choose to share other relevant information with us). Where appropriate and in accordance with local laws and requirements, we may also collect information related to your health, diversity information or details of any criminal convictions.

What do we do with your personal data?

5G will use the data you provide to assist in finding you a new job role or to provide you with a service.

How do we collect your personal data?

We would collect your data either directly from yourself or by a third party.

Third party sources may include:

- Places you have uploaded your data such as LinkedIn and other job sites;

- If you 'like' or ‘follow’ our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or any other platforms (or perform a similar action) we will receive your personal information from those sites.


Your Rights

Your principal rights under data protection law are:

(a)       the right to access;

(b)       the right to rectification;

(c)       the right to erasure;

(d)       the right to restrict processing;

(e)       the right to object to processing;

(f)         the right to data portability;

(g)       the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and

(h)       the right to withdraw consent