In SmartRecruiters compliance configuration, the data retention period is the period between the time you hire a candidate (or reject a candidate) and the time that SmartRecruiters deletes the personally identifying information for that candidate's profile. This also applies to candidates who are withdrawn or removed from job.
When you create a new policy for a specific country, SmartRecruiters automatically selects a default value. You can choose a different duration. If so, that period begins on the date that you hire the candidate (or reject the candidate), and depends on the location of the job, not the candidate’s location.
SmartRecruiters will observe whatever data retention policy you set, and will not enforce any regulations. If you choose a duration other than the default for the countries in the table below, it’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant. Data retention periods are subject to change by local compliance authorities.
Requirements by country
Some countries have explicit requirements on the minimum or maximum period for retaining candidates’ data.
D = Duration of employment.
|Min # years||Max # years||Min # years||Max # years|