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PDPA Implications for HR
The Personal Data Protection Act has implications for employers as they collect the personal data of job applicants and employees. Firstly, the HR department is allowed to collect and keep the personal information of candidates to determine their suitability for positions within their organisation. And secondly, HR can keep personal data of employees but must inform them of the reasons for doing so, and have their permission. There are also additional conditions and exceptions like ensuring that the data is accurate and complete.