The GDPR: What HR Needs To Know

On-demand webinar with top global data privacy lawyers


In May 2018, the EU will implement its new data privacy regulation, called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This new regulation will have major implications for any company with employees residing in the EU, regardless of the employees' citizenships. The GDPR enhances data protection for employees and carries substantial penalties for non-compliance. The May 2018 compliance deadline is on the horizon and it’s important for companies to understand the GDPR’s impact on their HR departments' practices.

Join top global data privacy lawyers from Morgan Lewis - Ezra D. Church (US), Pulina Whitaker (UK), and Dr. Axel Spies (DE) - as they discuss:

  • What is the definition of “Personal Data” under GDPR?
  • How does the GDPR apply to HR specifically?
  • What policies and procedures need to be revised or created to achieve compliance with the GDPR?
  • What is the update on data transfers to the US and Privacy Shield certification?
  • What are the penalties of non-compliance with the GDPR?

Duration: 1 hour (including Q&A)


Ezra D. Church, Morgan Lewis

Ezra D. Church
Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Ezra D. Church focuses his practice on class action lawsuits and complex commercial and product-related litigation, with particular emphasis on the unique issues facing retail, ecommerce, and other consumer-facing companies. Ezra also focuses on privacy and data security matters, and regularly advises and represents clients in connection with these issues.

Pulina Whitaker, Morgan Lewis

Pulina Whitaker
Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Pulina Whitaker’s practice encompasses both labor and employment matters as well as data privacy and cybersecurity. She manages employment and data privacy issues in sales and acquisitions, commercial outsourcings, and restructurings. Pulina provides day-to-day advisory support for multinationals on all employment issues, including the UK’s Modern Slavery Act and gender pay reporting requirements. She also advises on the full spectrum of data privacy issues. Pulina has experience managing international employee misconduct investigations and has been appointed as a Compliance Monitor for a transnational organization.

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.

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