The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here to stay; it’s a journey, not a destination that requires compliant policies, robust processes and continuous evaluation.

The 25th May enforcement date represented just the beginning of GDPR compliance for all businesses, large and small. 

Organisations need to sustain their compliance process over time – this is the best way to take people with you on your business journey.

Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the ICO

Wherever you are on your journey, GDPR HR: Data Privacy, Payroll, Brexit, is the essential guide to achieving ongoing compliance for any business handling and processing personal data of a EU citizen.

GDPR has been described as the biggest data protection change in a generation. The way businesses handle data for the foreseeable future has shifted dramatically, effecting in particular those who operate within Human Resources.

HR professionals need to understand how to manage and process personal data within a highly regulated environment. GDPR will regulate the way payroll information, such as employee details, individual’s expenditures, medical records and other sensitive details are processed in the HR department. A breach within a single department, such as HR, will be damaging to the entire organisation.

GDPR imposes restrictions on the transfer of personal data outside the EU, to so called “third countries” or international organisations. As of 11pm on the 29 March 2019, Brexit will take place; the UK will become a ‘third country’. What are the likely implications for companies within the EU that process payroll for UK-based companies?

Our team of leading data protection and privacy experts will deliver a series of in-depth presentations, case studies and panel discussions designed to provide advice and actionable steps to deepen the understanding of what it means from a human resources perspective; how it will impact data processing within the HR department, and provide an indication of the future landscape.








Previous attendees to HR GDPR Briefing:

HR Data & Technology Manager // Jaguar Land Rover, HR Manager // Integral Power Train, Senior HR Manager // The Royal Automobile Club, HR Advisor // The Pensions Regulator, HR Manager // NHS Digital, HR Manager // Iceni Projects, Head of HR // Everyday Loans, HR Officer // Toyota, Recruitment Manager // AQA Education

HR Director // Solarcentury, Group Director of HR // NCG, HR Advisor // Charity Link, Global HR Director // CloudPay, HR Systems Analyst // Shop Direct, HR Advisor // Bank of England, Head of HR // Shire Leasing Plc, HR Director // Curo Transatlantic, Group HR Manager // Acorn Stairlifts, Head of HR // United Grand Lodge of England

Head of HR // HCL Workforce Solutions, HR Business Associate // Deloitte, Senior Associate and Head of HR // Eric Robinson Solicitors, Head of HR // NWF Group, Head of Human Resources // Byrne Group, Director of Employment Law // Element Law Limited, Head of HR // Compassion in World Farming



Welcome & Opening Remarks
09:00 - 09:10
One Month after GDPR: the new HR landscape
09:10 - 09:40

This session will cover:

  •  An overview of the latest developments of the General Data Protection Regulation
  •  What challenges do businesses face as GDPR approaches?
  • What are the best strategies for complying with GDPR without altering a business’ core focus?
HR Best Practice and Mitigating Risk: lessons learnt so far
09:40 - 10:10

This session will cover:

  • Data breach response landscape and how it’s evolving
  • Why HR play an important role in reducing risk (insider threat/employee breach preparation)
  • Why it’s important to put consumers at the heart of your incident response plan (practical considerations and what people expect organisations to do)
  • What are the key practical elements of a good response plan?
Article (5)2: accountability Principle
10:10 - 10:40

This session will cover:​

  • What is the accountability principle?
  • What does Article (5)2 mean for HR?
  • How do you demonstrate that you are complying? 
Coffee Break & Networking
10:40 - 11:10
Employee Rights: changes under the GDPR
11:10 - 11:55

This session will cover:

  • What are the new obligations placed on employers by the GDPR?
  • How do the rights of the employee change under GDPR?
  • How to ensure your employees understand their new rights
GDPR and Payroll: the impact on GDPR
11:55 - 12:25

This session will cover:

  • Key elements that will affect your recruitment process
  • What do you need to do to comply?
  • How to implement a compliant recruitment strategy?
Data Retention: data retention management post-GDPR
12:25 - 12:55

This session will cover:

  • What type of data should you keep?
  • Where should you keep your data?
  • When should you delete data?
Lunch & Networking
12:55 - 14:15
Data Privacy: practical steps to creating a data privacy culture in your organisation
14:15 - 14:45

This session will cover:

  • - What is HR best practice for GDPR implementation?
  •  What are the next steps once you have identified a risk?
  • - HR risk mitigation strategies
Panel Discussion: key learnings from infamous data breaches
14:45 - 15:30

This session will cover:

  • What are the requirements of a 72-hour breach notification period?
  • What are your responsibilities as a department?
  • How do you avoid non-compliance fines during an organisational data breach?
Coffee Break & Networking
15:30 - 16:00
Brexit: how will it impact HR?
16:00 - 16:30

This session will cover:

  • What impact will Brexit have on HR?
  • What are the challenges ahead for HR?
  • Should organsiations start preparing now?
Looking Ahead:continuing your GDPR journey
16:30 - 17:00

This session will cover:

  • How to prevent GDPR becoming an obstacle for the HR function
  • A practical and actionable guide to implementing GDPR

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