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Protect your Personal Data!

  • Lindsey Morgan
  • 01 May 2024
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We are living more and more of our lives online, using various devices such as smartphones, iPads and desktop/laptop PCs now, which is usually very useful but also attracts cyber thieves who stop at nothing to try and hack into corporate servers to steal customer data – your data! As much as companies have an obligation to protect your personal data and go to great lengths to do that, cybercrime is still a reality, as the news has been reporting recently. What can you do to protect yourself before you start giving your information out to a third party?

Most people have used a recruitment agency to help them find a job, so you send out your CV to start that process, but what information do you have on your CV and is it relevant for a recruitment agency to have it. In the current climate, what can you do to protect yourself?

We still see CVs with full addresses, dates of birth and full names on them. You do not need to show that information. Your first name and last name are enough as is the Suburb and State that you live in, along with your contact details. We certainly do not need to see your date of birth as it is not a legal requirement in finding a job and could cause age discrimination. In some cases, we see passport and drivers license numbers added to CVs, don’t do that, it is not necessary!

At People Intelligence, we have not had any data breaches, but we do want to be thinking about how we can further protect your data, so we do not retain any personal information in the fields of our database that is not relevant to your job search.

It is worth reading the following article as we now have scammers who are asking for your money for a guaranteed job pretending to be Recruitment Consultants.


The scammers are calling you, saying they are Recruitment Consultants from a recruitment company even quoting the company name. We would never ask for money from a candidate for anything to do with recruitment. We do not charge you to find you a job, to help you with writing your CV or to offer you advice during your job search. A recruitment company gets paid by their clients who engage them to find candidates for their business.

If you receive any emails always check where they are coming from, for any business, and ensure the domain is correct before replying. Our only domain is @peopleintelligence.com.au

The following article shows how you can protect your personal identity:


We all take our online identities for granted as so much of our lives are now online, I am sure that you use passwords more than once for some of your accounts, who can remember individual passwords, I certainly can’t! However, we all have a personal responsibility to ensure that the information we provide to anyone is protected and that our online identities are as well protected as your real-life passport, credit cards and drivers license.

If you are in Australia and have exchanged any personal information with a suspected scammer, please report this immediately to the Australian Cyber Security Centre. ACSC