2090920 - Compliance with European Union data privacy laws - Recruiting Marketing

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2090920 - Compliance with European Union data privacy laws - Recruiting Marketing


  • To support data privacy regulations in the European Union, Recruiting Marketing has implemented a new piece of functionality designed to comply with new EU law and prevent the capture of a candidate's IP address, which happens automatically (normally) in the RMK platform.
  • Candidate IP addresses, considered a form of personally identifiable information by the EU, can now be prevented from being captured by the RMK platform to comply with EU law.


  • SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Marketing (RMK) - All versions


Impacts to current environment

Even though this change means that this will comply with EU law, there are some very direct impacts to the overall functionality and data gathering techniques that RMK uses, as well as some impacts to the site design and presentation.

  • Not capturing the IP Address will impact any report in the Recruiting Dashboard that uses IP information for filtering by Country and/or State and any Map view report as well as Advanced Analytics.
    • ​Visitors, Members and Applicants map will not work
    • Reports that allow the filtering of Country and/or State will not support the use of those filter options
    • Advanced Analytics: Reports that contain the Country filter will not support the use of that filter option.
  • When an individual visits the site the system will ignore capturing the IP Address of the site visitor and not store it in the system for the visitor or Talent Community Records.
  • Google Analytics cannot be implemented and setup, as Google Analytics tracks IP address
  • No social sharing - AddThis, ShareThis, Social Twister, etc. - cannot be added to the site
  • Any additional site add-ons--for example, an embedded video player or custom header for the site--would also need to be checked for any IP tracking capabilities

See Also

2542150 - IP Address Tracking - Capturing and Storing IP Address – Recruiting Marketing

2542136 - IP Address Tracking - Known Limitations and Behaviors – Recruiting Marketing

2542378 - IP Address Tracking - Site Design Considerations – Recruiting Marketing

2397826 - RMK Dashboard not capturing IP addresses


  • IP Address tracking
  • IP Capturing and Storing
  • RMK Data Protection Compliance
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