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GDPR for HR Professionals

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25th May 2018, there is no soft landing for the GDPR, and no transition period, meaning businesses will have to comply and be able to show they comply from the offset.

HR departments process large amounts of personal data, not just in relation to employees, but also job applicants and former employees.  The accountability principles under the GDPR will require greater control over data controllers and processors.  This will significantly impact on how businesses manage staff data.

Many organisations will see GDPR as a HR “thing”. To help HR professionals plan for GDPR we are running a  half-day briefing in our Manchester office on Tuesday 16th January to provide you with practical guidance on the steps that HR should be taking to ensure compliance with the GDPR.

What will be covered?
Join us at this session where we will look at compliance from the viewpoint of the HR professional and focus on:

1. The role of HR in ensuring GDPR compliance

2. How HR can audit staff data to ensure data minimisation:

  • What do you hold
  • Why and for how long do you hold it
  • Consent – is it necessary
  • Can you rely on blanket consent wording in an employment contract or handbook
  • Protection if consent is refused.

3. How HR can satisfy privacy and enhanced individual rights:

  • Transparency requirements
  • Right to be forgotten, correction and portability
  • Sensitive data use and storage: background checks and investigations

4. How HR demonstrate compliance and accountability:

  • Staff policies, contracts, compliance measures and training
  • Data privacy impact assessments: when are they required for HR data use: monitoring and pre-employment vetting
  • Data breach reporting and staff
  • Disciplinary action and termination as a result of breach
  • Data protection officers and avoiding conflicts of interest

5. How HR can maintain visibility over who is processing staff data:

  • Who processes your data and where
  • Are your HR supplier contracts fit for purpose
  • Transferring data to service providers and intra-group companies

6. How HR fits in with the wider organisation

Who should attend?
The briefing is targeted at HR professionals.

The cost to attend the session is £195 plus VAT per person.

Following registration, you will receive an invoice via email.

Please note that this briefing is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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