Which countries trigger GDPR protection in Lever?

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Packages Lever Basic, LeverTRM, LeverTRM for Enterprise


This article contains information related to how to configure GDPR settings in your Lever instance. For help determining which configuration settings are best for your business, it is best to consult legal counsel.

When setting up your General Data Protection Regulation policy in Lever, can define which candidates are protected by GDPR by selecting from the following configuration options:

  1. Only candidates and jobs located in the EU
  2. Candidates and jobs located in the EU & unknown locations
  3. All candidates (regardless of their current location)

Below you will find a list of countries subject to GDPR protection as per configuration options 1 and 2. Note if you are using Lever's GDPR functionality to regulate candidate data instead of Data compliance settings, candidates' locations will be determined by their IP address.

Countries in which GDPR applies (including the European Free Trade Association)
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland (EFTA)
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lichtenstein (EFTA)
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway (EFTA)
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland (EFTA)
  • United Kingdom

To learn how to configure GDPR settings in Lever and how they differ from Data compliance settings, refer to the following help articles:

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