Your data protection agenda for 2017

07 December 2016

Lewis Silkin LLP, London


Practical advice on protecting your organisation regarding data protection in the workplace.

With so much management emphasis on customer and prospect data for reasons of business development, it would be easy to neglect data protection law aspects of employee data and information on others in the workplace, such as contract workers, interns, and part time workers. With more and more workplace information being processed in the cloud or by outsourced services, it is time to review your current workplace agreements.

How do you introduce into your workplace innovations, such as use of wearable tech, whether for time-keeping or protecting workers in dangerous work places? How do you handle transfers of personal data outside the European Economic Area? How do you deal with staff who deploy social media comments about colleagues? What is your policy on using social media when recruiting staff or conducting investigations?

Assuming that the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching in some form or another, how should you prepare? How will the GDPR interact with UK employment law?

Join us and our hosts, Lewis Silkin, in London on 7 December for a day of practical advice on preparing your organisation for adapting your internal policies and procedures regarding data protection in the workplace.

This event qualifies for 6 SRA CPD hours.

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The sessions will cover:

  • Monitoring and surveillance update: When is it lawful to monitor your workers?
  • The pitfalls of social media and Bring Your Own Device/Choose Your Own Device (BYOD/CYOD) - innovative and flexible working practice or cyber-security nightmare?
  • Transfers from the European Economic Area (EEA) following Schrems and the EU-US Privacy Shield. Including input from David Trower, Executive Director Global Privacy, PPD.
  • The Anatomy of a Data Subject Access Request (dSAR)
  • The EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): What does it mean for employers?
  • What is the effect of Brexit on Data Protection law?