3 hrs Webinar : Are You Aware if Your Company needs to be compliant with New Privacy Laws? Did You Know that Your Company Might Need to Be Compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM CDT Duration 180 Minutes

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Learn the historical perspectives in privacy concerns


Privacy regulations have taken a front and center role in the workplace and in other venues like technology, finance, health and medical healthcare, criminal justice and in social media. Employers are more than ever attempting to mitigate the line between their rights as Employers with those of employees.

Employers are clear that there should be no expectation of privacy in the workplace since employees are using company equipment like computer, telephones, Internet and other similar equipment. However, with the increase of data breeches in large well-known credit companies, financial and banking industries, retail, social media and other industries, data protection and privacy protection efforts have increased nationwide and Internationally.

All companies agree that data protection is critical for ensuring customers, employees, vendors etc. take this seriously. The EU has taken steps to make data protection not a “nice to have” but a “must have”. Though Internationally a company who has employees who work in the EU, are obligated to ensure that the GDPR is followed, more US companies are considering using the GDPR as model to follow albeit the number of regulations that need to be in place to ensure data protection.

On April 16, 2016, the European Union (EU) adopted the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which focuses on the EU legal framework of data protection. The GDPR will become applicable on May 25, 2018 with large penalties also becoming effective. The GDPR is designed to reinforce the data protection rights for individuals and facilitate the free flow of personal data by a more uniform regulation adopted for US and EU businesses who have employees who work in the EU.

If a US company has EU based employees, they need to take steps to ensure that it is compliant with the GDPR by May 25, 2018.

Areas Covered

  • Learn the historical perspectives in privacy concerns
  • Create a compliant privacy policy
  • Learn the definition of GDPR and how it impacts US companies
  • Learn how impacted companies can comply with the new GDPR
  • How are GDPR assessment used
  • Learn how to develop a compliant GDPR program
  • What are the critical factors in developing a compliant GDPR
  • Should companies use third party administrators (TPA) to create, monitor and track GDPR efforts and initiatives
  • Create an internal audit checklist
  • Learn how to create an approved system to ensure compliance with privacy regulations
  • Learn how to create an assessment checklist to ensure compliance
  • Learn how much penalties & fines are possible
  • Learn what it takes to create robust GDPR program
  • Implement data protection policies that will withstand the GDPR guidelines
  • Create a process where your IT department can collaborate with the other departments to ensure compliance of GDPR
  • Provide the necessary training for the relevant departments to implement the required criteria
  • Do you really need a new system or can you use existing systems?
  • Create a process by which statistics are gathered and utilized to confirm if current GDPR efforts are effective
  • What requirements will be needed in the future to accommodate data protection?
  • Learn how to create an efficient training program compliant with most GDPR requirements
  • Learn how to provide proper communication to all relevant personnel

Who will Benefit

  • HR Compliance Professionals
  • HR Professionals
  • New Data Protection Officers
  • Companies with employees in the EU
  • Companies who are planning to expand Internationally
  • Immigration Professionals
  • Leadership
  • Managers/Supervisors
  • Anyone who wants to learn how the privacy issues will impact companies

Industries who can attend

This 180-minute online course is intended for professionals in the all Industry. Although not presently stated in the draft , the same guide could be used by FDA Regulated Industries personnel

Speaker Profile

Margie Pacheco Faulk

Margie Faulk, PHR, SHRM-CP is a senior level human resources professional with over 14 years of HR management and compliance experience. She currently provides compliance services for a large global data protection technologies company with international and multi-state locations. A former compliance officer for a defense contracting technologies firm with a military base in Hawaii, Ms. Faulk has worked as an HR and compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses across various industries.

She is currently working on international compliance initiatives like international privacy issues, drafting and implementing international policies, reviewing and amending global employment policies, cross-border reductions in force and restructurings, multi-jurisdictional employee investigations, global diversity programs, expatriate legal issues and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Ms. Faulk holds professional human resources certification (PHR) from the HR Certification Institution (HRCI) and SHRM-CP certification from Society for Human Resources Management. She is also a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE).

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