On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Mintz Levin will host a webinar entitled “Handling Human Resources Data Under Privacy Shield and the GDPR,” which will address EU laws concerning the transfer of employee personal data to the US and the penalties for getting it wrong, which are set to increase dramatically when the GDPR goes into effect in May 2018.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Our sister blog, Privacy and Security Matters, has released an alert entitled, EU-US Privacy Shield to Launch August 1, Replacing Safe Harbor, which provides an overview of the new Privacy Shield requirements. Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbor and provides a legal mechanism for transferring personal information from the EU to the US. In addition to summarizing key points of the Privacy Shield documents, the alert is also a guide for companies interested in certifying compliance with Privacy Shield.

A large number of US companies relied on Safe Harbor for transferring employee data from their EU affiliates.  Since employee consent usually can’t be relied upon for data transfers, many companies have moved over to the EU’s “model clauses,” which are inflexible and cumbersome to put in place.  So the new Privacy Shield agreement offers a chance for US companies to move back to a more flexible data transfer model – but will Privacy Shield fly with the key EU advisors who need to sign off on it before it’s officially adopted by the EU?  Find out in a webinar hosted by Mintz Levin’s Privacy & Security Practice on April 14, 2016 at 1 PM ET. Register here.