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Practical GDPR for HR professionals: what will change in your day job?

This practical seminar looks at the impact of the new data protection law on individual rights requests, including subject access requests (SARs), as well as personal data breach reporting requirements and typical situations faced by HR during the employment lifecycle, from recruitment to termination.

  • Course content
  • After the race to put essential GDPR documents in place, HR professionals could be forgiven for thinking their hard work was over. But, in practice, the GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act 2018 will continue to have a significant impact on HR activities.

    Against the backdrop of employees submitting increasing numbers of individual rights requests designed to exert maximum pressure, there will be an in-depth session on how to respond robustly to such requests, including how to respond to subject access requests (SARs).

    You will also receive step-by-step guidance about what to do when a GDPR breach occurs, based on our first-hand experience of advising companies who have discovered a data breach within their organisation.

    Using realistic examples, this seminar also tackles the impact of the GDPR on a wide range of core HR issues. We will look at key aspects of the employment lifecycle, addressing tricky GDPR points relating to the recruitment process, employment documentation, disciplinary and grievance procedures, managing sickness absence, termination of employment…and more!

    The seminar is suitable for HR professionals and managers who are responsible for HR issues. It assumes prior knowledge of the new GDPR regime.

    If you have not attended any of EEF’s previous GDPR seminars and would like training on the main GDPR requirements, or would like to purchase our GDPR essential document suite, including a template Privacy Notice, Data Protection Policy, Record of Processing, Data Retention Process and Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) speak to your EEF adviser, email [email protected] or call 0808 168 5874.

  • Pre-requisites
  • There are no pre-requisites.
  • Assessment
  • There is no assessment.
  • More details
  • By attending this seminar, delegates will:

    • Know how to respond lawfully, yet robustly, to individual rights requests
    • Receive tips on how to search for and review personal data in response to a SAR, based on EEF’s experience of handling SARs for member companies
    • Be ready to deal with a data breach by your organisation
    • Receive GDPR-compliant takeaway documents, including detailed guidance on how to respond to individual rights requests and an EEF template data breach process
    • Understand where you may need to change certain employment documentation, such as your disciplinary and grievance policy or forms requesting medical information
    • Learn how to tackle the new HR challenges you will face as a result of the GDPR with realistic examples to highlight what you will need to do differently
    • Understand where you may need to change certain employment documentation, such as your disciplinary and grievance policy or forms requesting medical information
    • Share experiences and knowledge with other delegates about the day to day GDPR challenges facing HR professionals


    9.30am registration for a 9.45am start, 3.30pm finish

    Slight variations to timings may apply – please see joining instructions