28 shades of GDPR: Making sense of EU Member State variances for HR

Duration: 1 hour (including Q&A)

The GDPR standardizes employee data privacy laws across the EU, but there will still be shades of gray when it comes to individual state requirements. Across the EU’s 28 Member States, many will have their own implementation rules that go beyond the requirements of the GDPR.  

Which data practices are covered by the GDPR, which are not covered--and which decisions will be left for EU Member States to make on their own?

Join PeopleDoc and three lawyers from international firm Morgan Lewis as we address the details of the GDPR that aren’t so black-and-white.

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Final and pending legislation details for the United Kingdom, France and Germany
  • How these implemention laws might impact employee data collection practices under GDPR
  • Implications for HR depending on the possible outcomes of BREXIT
  • How HR can proactively comply with the GDPR while addressing these country-specific exceptions


Lee Harding, Morgan Lewis

Lee Harding
Associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Lee Harding advises on employment and cybersecurity matters across a variety of sectors, with an emphasis in the financial services and technology industries, including FinTech. Lee regularly counsels clients in high-stakes crisis litigation and investigations, including in relation to complex disciplinary matters, cybersecurity breaches, class actions, and cases before the High Court of Justice in London that involve business competition issues. Lee’s practice also focuses on the cross-over between employment and regulatory issues under the UK’s Senior Managers and Certification Regime.

Charles Dauthier, Morgan Lewis

Charles Dauthier
Associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Charles Dauthier advises French and international clients on both labor and employment matters, as well as data privacy and cybersecurity. He advises clients on executive terminations, collective terminations and other employment matters, as well as data privacy issues that surface in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and outsourcing, and other types of reorganization. He counsels clients on employment matters attendant in employee benefits and employee representation matters.

Dr. Axel Spies, Morgan Lewis

Dr. Axel Spies
Special Legal Consultant at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Dr. Axel Spies advises domestic and international clients on various international issues, including licensing, competition, corporate issues, and new technologies such as cloud computing in the European markets. He counsels on international data protection, international data transfers, privacy, technology licensing, e-discovery, and equity purchases. A member of the Sedona Conference on Electronic Discovery with a focus on German and international data protection, Axel is frequently quoted in the media for his telecommunications and privacy knowledge.

Arnaud Gouachon PeopleDoc

Arnaud Gouachon
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer at PeopleDoc

Arnaud joined PeopleDoc as Chief Legal Officer in January 2016 to lead PeopleDoc's global legal and compliance organization, bringing over 10 years of legal experience. Prior to joining PeopleDoc, Arnaud was Vice President and General Counsel for Transdev On Demand, Inc., a subsidiary of Veolia Environnement group, where his focus was on US commercial contracts, corporate law, compliance and employment law. He has a two Masters degrees in law from Northwestern University in the US and Paris XII University in France, as well as a Certificate of Business Administration from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain. He is a member of the New York Bar.

Robin Sendrow PeopleDoc

Robin Sendrow
HR Compliance Assist Manager at PeopleDoc

Robin is the HR Compliance Assist Manager at PeopleDoc. She joined the team to help customers remain in compliance globally and easily navigate foreign rules and regulations through HR Compliance Assist.
Previously, Robin managed client HR communications and provided outsourced HR support. She has a Masters in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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