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You’re invited to our interactive workshop – tackling GDPR in the employment context

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The introduction of GDPR on 25 May 2018 represents the biggest shake-up of data protection and privacy law in decades.

It will radically change how we view and deal with employee personal data. A key change is that employers will effectively no longer rely upon “consent” from employees to process their data, in what is set to be a major change, and will need to have tools in place to meet requests to be forgotten.

Faced with significantly more obligations, including the need to provide much more detailed information to employees, and eye-watering fines (of up to 4 per cent annual global turnover or €20 million, whichever is greater) for non-compliance, it is vital that all employers understand the new rules and are ready to comply with them.

We are pleased to invite you to one of our interactive workshops, designed to help in-house counsel and senior HR practitioners get to grips with the new obligations. We will take a pragmatic look at what essentials require to be done prior to 25 May 2018 as well as looking at the impact GDPR is likely to have, once introduced.

During the workshop, we will review:

  • the impact on recruitment practices, including vetting candidates’ social media use and reference checking;
  • how to deal with existing contracts of employment which give “consent” for processing (and what steps to take to address this);
  • the detailed “privacy notices” that must now be provided to employees and other individuals;
  • the new requirements to report breaches of data security to the ICO (and in some cases to individuals as well);
  • the changes to subject access requests and new rights being introduced for individuals;
  • the significant fines that may be imposed for breaches and likely approach to enforcement; and
  • overview of the additional requirements for contracts with data processors (such as payroll providers) being introduced.

The session will cover the above questions and provide an opportunity for attendees to talk about GDPR challenges affecting their businesses with lawyers at Dentons.

The workshop will be preceded by a breakfast buffet and an opportunity to network.

We are holding these interactive workshops across our UK offices on the following dates:

Edinburgh – Tuesday 30 January 2018
8.00am-10.30am
Dentons, Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9EP

Glasgow – Wednesday 31 January 2018
8.00am-10.30am
Dentons, 1 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1AL

Aberdeen – Thursday 1 February 2018
8.00am-10.30am
Dentons, The Capitol, 431 Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6DA

Milton Keynes – Tuesday 6 February 2018
8.30am-10.30am
Dentons, The Pinnacle, 170 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1FE

London – Wednesday 7 February 2018
8.30am-10.30am
Dentons, One Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RA

If you would like to come along, please contact uk.events@dentons.com to RSVP stating the workshop and location that you would like to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there!