The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will introduce changes to the way that data is processed across the EU. As part of this, it sets a higher standard for consent to process personal data and allows regulators to impose significantly higher fines than under existing provisions - up to €20 million or 4% of an organisation's annual worldwide turnover, whichever is greater.
Although the GDPR does not come into force until May 2018, employers should prepare now.
In our upcoming webinar, experts Ross McKean and Katherine Gibson give practical advice for employers developing a compliance plan. They also break down how the GDPR will affect the HR function, including:
- the changes to consent and the impact on processing employee data;
- the changes to subject access rights and the effect on litigation strategies during employment disputes;
- how to assemble a GDPR compliance team; and
- how to apply a risk-based approach to your compliance efforts.
Our experts also look at common HR scenarios affected by the GDPR which will require a different approach.
This live 60-minute webinar includes a Q&A session. Register to submit your questions to the speakers in advance.
Ross McKean is a partner in the London office of DLA Piper UK LLP and is the joint head of the firm's UK data protection practice. He is recognised as a leading international technology lawyer and advises on global data governance and compliance, information security, breach response and global sourcing projects. He also advises on contentious data protection and privacy matters including information access requests and privacy group actions. Ross is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers for data protection and for outsourcing.
Katherine Gibson is a senior employment associate in the London office of DLA Piper UK LLP. Katherine advises employers across both domestic and international employment matters and data privacy issues. She is experienced across all types of employment work, including litigation, transactional support and business protection (such as restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements and litigation regarding breach of the same). In addition, Katherine regularly advises clients on the data protection aspects of employment, including employee monitoring, cross-border data transfers and helping clients prepare for the GDPR.