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The biggest shake up in data protection law for two decades

From 25 May 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulation will take effect. There are some key changes including greater accountability, tighter rules on the issue of consent, a wider definition of “personal data” and significantly increased fines of up to 4% of worldwide turnover, or 20 million Euros (whichever is the greater).

Employers will need to review all their current practices and changes will need to follow. In this session we take a closer look at some key issues for employers, including: 

  • Consent to processing: The ICO have made clear that employers will not be able to rely on blanket consents in employment contracts for processing personal data, so for the majority of day to day HR activities a different ground for lawful processing will need to be found and additional steps will need to be considered where sensitive personal data is involved. 
  • Subject access requests and augmented rights of individuals: employers will have to provide more extensive information when responding to subject access requests, but what will this entail?
  • Notifying employees of processing: Employers need to notify employees about the personal data they hold, how they expect it will be used and for what purposes. We will guide you through the steps you need to take to achieve this.

Date / Time: 6 March 2018 / 9:00 - 11:00 
Location: Charles Russell Speechlys, 5 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RD

Please contact our Events Team to register your interest in attending.

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