On Tuesday 13th March SCE Solicitors, with guest speaker Will Roebuck from E_Radar, held a full day workshop at our offices in Leeds, to explain the GDPR obligations for Employers. The sell-out session was a huge success and received outstanding feedback.
From the completed surveys -
• 80% said that the seminar met their expectations and the other 20% said that their expectations were met over and beyond.
• When asked about the style and content of the speakers 60% said that it was good and the other 40% said that it was excellent.
• All the attendees said that the workshop was relevant to their needs, with 60% of them saying it was very relevant.
• All the attendees said that they would recommend the workshop to colleagues.
When asked what they most enjoyed, one attendee said the “Guest Speakers - cleared up a number of questions”. Other comments received included -
“Simply delivered and comfortable group. Structured. Feel much less scared. Great day! Thankyou!”
“Very informative. Good information, easy to understand - good handouts”
“Structured way forward in how to deal with employees for GDPR”
“Understanding my obligations and legal basis - start an action plan”
We also received numerous positive comments about the lunch and refreshments provided for the delegates. We do like to look after clients.
Our top takeaway from the seminar was that – ‘Consent’ is only one lawful basis for processing, but there are alternatives.
Consent is not inherently better or more important than these alternatives. Consent is appropriate if you can offer people real choice and control over how you use their data. But if you cannot offer a genuine choice, you should consider using an alternative, such as ‘Legitimate Interest’ or 'Contract'.
‘Contract’ will particularly apply for businesses in relation to processing employee’s data, as there is a contractual obligation to process that data.
SCE Solicitors has also produced a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) template and shared it with our MyHR clients. If you would like to receive a copy of the DPIA template or would like help and advice regarding GDPR, please do not hesitate to contact me or the employment team on 0113 350 4030 or at Richard.Newstead@scesolicitors.co.uk.
SCE Solicitors is a boutique employment law practice based in Leeds which advises clients nationwide. Please note that the information in this blog is to provide information of general interest in a summary manner and should not be construed as individual legal advice. Readers should consult with SCE Solicitors or other professional counsel before acting on the information contained here.