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Employees in Europe: What Companies Need to Know about the New Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) - On-Demand

Employees in Europe: What Companies Need to Know about the New Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) - On-Demand

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Employees in Europe: What Companies Need to Know about the New Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how the new European Union data protection regulation (the 'GDPR') impacts compliance obligations for businesses with employees in Europe.

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came in to effect on May 25, 2018 and provides sweeping protections for individuals regarding their personal data and replaces earlier data protection legislation across the EU.

With enhanced rights for individuals and increased obligations to comply with, businesses are working to minimize their risks and achieve compliance with the GDPR. Therefore, companies doing business in Europe must address how they’ll manage the new requirements against a challenging backdrop of growing risks around data security breaches, leaks, and hacks.

If your company uses or holds personal data on anyone inside the EU, your organization is subject to the new regulation, regardless of where your company is located. So, if your company has employees or contractors in Europe, beware — the new rules will apply to you and with potential exposure if you’re not in compliance with the GDPR.

Use this all-new on-demand webinar designed to provide insight into the legal compliance aspects of the GDPR and some practical impacts and pointers for businesses with employees in Europe.

You’ll learn:

  • The key principles of the GDPR
  • The legal bases for processing personal data relating to your applicants, employees and beyond
  • The requirements for obtaining consent from European employees (and whether that is a good idea)
  • How long your company will be able to legally hold a former employee's personal data
  • What rights employees have regarding their personal data and what must happen if someone requests that you delete their information
  • The high cost(s) of non-compliance
  • Practical pointers for employers to comply with the new laws

About Your Presenters:

Emma Ladley, Esq.Emma Ladley, Esq. 
Senior Associate 
Osborne Clarke

Emma Ladley is a UK employment lawyer based in Osborne Clarke’s office in Silicon Valley, California. She provides advice to employers on a broad spectrum of employment and HR issues.

Ms. Ladley advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters including employment agreements and policies, disciplinary and grievance issues, terminations and exits, performance management, discrimination, employee transfers (TUPE) and contractual matters, as well as employee data privacy, including the GDPR. In addition, she has substantial experience in advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions.

Ms. Ladley is currently on secondment in Silicon Valley (from the Thames Valley, UK office) where she is working closely with U.S. and international companies to provide in time zone advice on UK employment law and international expansion issues. She is also working alongside Osborne Clarke colleagues internationally in relation to cross-border projects and European and Asian employment law matters.

Her clients include businesses in the digital business, technology and life sciences spaces.

Ms. Ladley qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and joined Osborne Clarke in 2014 before relocating to the US on secondment in 2017.

Olivia SinfieldOlivia Sinfield 
Associate Director
Osborne Clarke

Olivia Sinfield of Osborne Clarke has more than 12 years of experience advising employers and senior executives in the full range of contentious and non- contentious issues arising during the employment life cycle.

Ms. Sinfield re-joined the London employment team in 2016 having worked for a niche employment law practice for the last seven years. This has provided her with an additional perspective having advised both employers and employees. Prior to that, she worked for five years at Osborne Clarke joining from another international law firm.

Ms. Sinfield has extensive experience in advocacy in the Employment Tribunal having represented Respondents and Claimants at preliminary and full hearings. She has also participated in the Judicial Shadowing Scheme.

Ms. Sinfield is experienced in dealing with a wide range of employment issues but has particular experience in Employment Tribunal litigation including bonus claims, restrictive covenants and injunctions, restructuring and collective redundancies, and business critical issues including board disputes, change management and discrimination claims.

Ms. Sinfield has a particular interest, and experience, in providing legal and HR training to HR departments and managers in a broad spectrum of employment issues. Most recently, she has provided clients with training in shared parental leave, dismissal and discrimination issues.

Ms. Sinfield prides herself on giving practical and accessible, user friendly, ‘no nonsense’ pragmatic and commercial advice. She is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association.

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