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GDPR for HR six months on: lessons learned and unresolved issues

Paul Hastings LLP


The gestation period for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was certainly longer than the average, but GDPR was born six months ago and for some, it is still a question of sleepless nights.

A key challenge with GDPR is that it has implications for the entire lifecycle of the employment relationship, from cradle to grave. A further challenge – much like the implementation programmes for larger employers – is that the answers and possible solutions are yet to be tested and often involve more than one specialist. Therefore, in this webinar, we will look at HR issues in the context of GDPR from the perspective of the two key experts, a data protection and technology specialist and an employment law specialist. The webinar will be relevant to HR professionals and those in the wider legal function and beyond with responsibility for HR and compliance issues.

The webinar will focus on the following:

  • What we have learned so far from the lead-up to Day 1
  • Lessons learned in the six months thereafter
  • The key HR issues – what has been resolved and what remains problematic
  • What we can expect as GDPR gets older


Suzanne Horne is a partner and head of the international employment practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s London office. She has a broad-ranging practice covering all aspects of employment law and employment-related matters, advising both UK and international clients. Ms Horne provides practical and commercially driven advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters with a focus on business transfers, outsourcings, insolvencies, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, investments and the application of the UK Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations. On the international front, Ms Horne also has extensive experience in cross-border, pan-European and multinational projects including business reorganisation, integrations, redundancies, hiring and firing. She has a special interest in advising employers on employee-related data protection and privacy matters and high-level litigation.

Sarah Pearce is a partner in the privacy and cybersecurity practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s London office. Ms Pearce assists clients in identifying, evaluating and managing global privacy and information security risks and compliance issues. Her experience includes conducting privacy impact assessments and advising on risk management associated with data collection and use, international data transfer and marketing issues including the drafting of privacy notices, policies, standards and processes. She routinely advises clients on the privacy and data security provisions in corporate transactions and for complex commercial and technology-related contracts. She is currently working on the first high-profile data breach since GDPR came into force. In addition, she is advising on GDPR-related issues in the context of multiple corporate transactions. While her focus is data privacy, security and information management matters, Ms Pearce’s practice also encompasses a broad range of commercial legal issues.


Suzanne Horne
Sarah Pearce


4 December 2018
15:00 - 15:55 UTC
55 min