Data Protection Update: Ensuring your HR Department is GDPR-Compliant
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The General Data Protection Regulation must be implemented throughout the EU by way of domestic legislation by 25th May 2018 at the latest. In Ireland, the government has published a new Data Protection Bill which highlights how the GDPR is likely to be implemented in this jurisdiction.
The headlines point to fines of €20m euros for data breaches, although costs could actually be much higher. There is no lead-in time for the GDPR after 25th May. We are already in the lead-in time. This event is designed specifically for HR professionals in order that you can get your department in order by 25th May 2018.
Why is this event important for YOU?
All organisations will have to comply with the new data protection laws or face massive fines, negative publicity and legal action that could potentially close the organisation down. Human Resource departments hold a huge amount of personal data and interact with many other departments who also hold employee data – occupational health, finance and IT departments to name but three. You cannot allow the HR department to be the source of a data breach – this event is tailored specifically for HR professionals and is aimed at helping you get your HR functions GDPR-compliant.
Many HR professionals will also be given the role of Data Protection Officer – a new independent overseer of data protection in organisations, defined in statute. Conflict with your employer is eminently possible – where do you stand in your DPO role? Even if you yourself are not the DPO, s/he will want to inspect your HR department – do you want a pass or a fail when the DPO inspects your systems for protecting data?
After attending you will:
Understand how a data protection impact assessment or audit works and be able to identify the actions you must take in your HR department to ensure it is GDPR-compliant. You will also be in a position to provide a high-level understanding of actions required throughout an organisation that the senior management team must put in place for your employer to be GDPR-compliant.
More value from this event
You will spend the day on deep analysis and practical exercises designed to prepare HR professionals and help ensure you know what you have to do and how you have to do it to be GDPR-ready for 25th May 2018.
Each of the sessions will have a short presentation and an exercise and/or template for every attendee to work through to reinforce learning.
Course overview/outline programme
- Overview of the GDPR
- Managing the Employee Records in Line with the GDPR
- Accountability in HR
- Data Retention and the Right to be Forgotten
- HR Data Protection Impact Assessments
- Outsourcing HR Functions or Data
- HR’s GDPR Relationships Within the Organisation
- Mandatory Breach Notifications
Who is it for?
This event is aimed at HR professionals who wish their department to be GDPR-compliant and who wish to do all they can to ensure that data protection is designed into the HR functions and procedures ensure data protection by default – thereby minimising the risk of a data breach.
Although all the exercises and template documents used in this event will relate to HR functions, the principles can be applied to all functions within an organisation. So, non-HR professionals with data protection responsibilities may wish to attend and will gain from such attendance but it will be of particular relevance to HR professionals.
When and where?
9.20 am – 4.30pm on Tuesday 6th March 2018
Radisson Blu, Dublin Airport
Charity/Small Business Rate: €495
Standard Rate: €550
"Professional and comprehensive look at GDPR. Covered all potential risks."
Colm McGuinness, HR & Corporate Governance Executive, Safefood
"All the speakers were very knowledgeable and able to communicate this knowledge in language non-experts such as me could easily follow."
Tony Ross, Management Accountant, Lycee Francais d'Irlande.
"Course content was very relevant and the notes given are excellent."
Nikki McGoohan, HR Director, Abcon Industrial Products Ltd.
Sarah Carey Writer and Broadcaster
Sarah Carey is a writer and broadcaster. She has a degree in history from Trinity College, Dublin and a post-graduate Diploma in Business Studies from UCD. She began her career in marketing and public relations working first in telecommunications and then technology, both in Dublin and California.
David Fagan Director and Commercial Lawyer
David Fagan is a commercial lawyer. He was previously a partner in the largest international commercial law firm in Ireland, a law firm with offices in 47 locations around the globe, and with 200 staff in Ireland. He has established the data privacy unit, the employment law unit and the health and safety unit of that firm in Dublin. He then set up own consultancy practice in conjunction with a number of other equally experienced lawyers and professionals, Business Legal.
Kate Colleary Founder & Director
Kate is an intellectual property and data protection lawyer. For seventeen years she worked in large international law firms in Dublin, most recently heading up the Intellectual Property and Data Protection groups of an International law firm.
She advises clients on appropriate data protection strategies, data subject notifications, reviewing European data protection procedures and policies, managing data protection compliance projects across multiple jurisdictions, client database sales, and also represents clients in DPC investigations.
Kate has particular expertise in the healthcare and technology sectors. She is regularly asked to speak on data protection issues and to comment in the media. She runs monthly master classes in data protection and is a consultant to the Law Society of Ireland where she lectures in IP, technology and data protection law.
Cormac Clancy Barrister
Cormac Clancy is a qualified barrister for over 30 years and practises at all levels in Irish Courts for individuals, partnerships, SME’s and multi-nationals.
He has a background in customer relations and management. He is a Certified Data Protection Practitioner through the Law Society of Ireland’s Diploma School and has been advising on and been involved in data protection matters for several years. He presents workshops and training courses for the Data Protection Group and on specific topics on the General Data Protection Regulation.
Stewart Thompson Legal, Privacy and Compliance
Stewart Thompson: Legal, Privacy and Compliance at GDPR.ie is a highly experienced and qualified Data Protection practitioner with over 35 years’ experience in ICT, Data Governance, Privacy & Security. Stewart also holds a Masters in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin. Stewart has spent the last 17 years working in lead Privacy, Data Protection, Information Governance and compliance roles across the healthcare and financial service sectors. Recent roles include Privacy Officer in IBM Watson Health covering privacy compliance across all their global offerings and bringing their cloud based product portfolio into compliance with the GDPR. Head of Privacy and Information Governance St Vincent’s Healthcare Group in Dublin leading their privacy and information governance compliance teams Stewart has been a regular contributor as a subject matter expert at Irish, UK and European conferences.
Gail Chalmin Data Protection Practitioner
Gail Chalmin is a commercial and data protection consultant with over 21 years legal experience. She received a BCL from UCC in 1994 together with a BSC in 1990. She worked for many years in the legal compliance area and has experience drafting data protection policies and contracts