Hired's Commitment to the GDPR and CCPA

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are pieces of legislation designed to protect the rights of individuals in the European Union, and the State of California, respectively.

Hired is committed to continued compliance with laws applicable to its provision of the Service, as well as providing our users the transparency and comfort they need in using the Hired Site and Service, specifically in those jurisdictions where additional laws, rules, and regulations may apply.

What is the GDPR, exactly?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the European Union’s 1995 Data Protection Directive. The GDPR regulates processing of personal data in the European Union. The GDPR gives individuals more rights and control over their data, and provides for increased enforcement and fines for non-compliant organizations. Organizations are also required to report certain data breaches to authorities, and provide users with increased security requirements with respect to the processing of personal data. The provisions of the GDPR apply to any organization operating in, or processing personal data from individuals in, the European Union, regardless of whether the organization has a physical presence in the EU.

What is the CCPA, exactly?

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was created to protect the data and privacy of consumers, and is intended to “give Californian’s the who, what, where, and when of how businesses handle consumers’ personal information”, and requires businesses to disclose to consumers what data they are collecting and provides consumers the right to say no to the sale of their personal information.

How is Hired ensuring compliance with the GDPR and CCPA?

To ensure that our users are comfortable with how their data is used, we have been working on data privacy, security, and compliance and made it a part of our on-going initiatives and culture here at Hired. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible throughout the compliance process. Our high level roadmap with respect to our compliance efforts includes:

  • Performing internal due diligence with respect to areas of the business and product impacted by the GDPR and CCPA.
  • Defining responsibilities and action items for individuals and teams to ensure continuing compliance.
  • Ongoing review of our Service, Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy for continuing compliance.
  • Ongoing review and audit our third party vendors with respect to their compliance, as applicable.
  • Development of internal and external policies regarding data protection, privacy, and retention.
  • Development of both digital and physical security measures to ensure protection of data.
  • Appointing a data protection officer.

What do Hired users need to do?

The only thing you need to do is review our updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Service to understand how your data is used, protected, and secured on the Hired Site and Service. If you have not already otherwise agreed, you will be prompted for any additional permissions needed surrounding the collection, processing, and transferring of your data or otherwise at the applicable time during your use of the Service.


If you have any questions, please contact us at support@hired.com