Employment Workshop: Data Protection and Managing Subject Access Requests

    25 April 2017

    Glasgow Office

    9.00am - 1.30pm £90 + VAT

    We are delighted to invite you and your colleagues to attend our employment law training workshop: Data Protection and Managing Subject Access Requests. Subject access requests (“SARs”) are increasingly popular amongst employees, particularly those considering Employment Tribunal claims and can be a complex and thorny issue. Imminent changes to the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) under the EU General Data Protection Regulation are unlikely to dilute the frequency of SARs.

    The workshop will benefit HR managers or professionals with responsibility for dealing with data protection and SARs within their organisation.


    This half day workshop provides delegates with an understanding of the DPA in an HR context and upcoming changes to it; how to handle and respond to SARs; and the potential consequences of failing to deal properly with SARs and other data protection obligations.
    Case studies and group work will be used throughout the training.

    Topics covered include:

    • Best practice in handling SARs;
    • The key exemptions that are likely to apply in the case of HR documentation;
    • How to deal with multiple SARs;
    • How to deal with mixed SARs and freedom of information requests;
    • How to handle an information breach in relation to an employee;
    • The impact of SARs on Employment Tribunal claims and the potential impact of failing to deal with a SAR correctly on such claims; and
    • An overview of changes under the GDPR coming into effect in 2018.

    Workshop speakers

    Pamela Keys

    Pamela advises on the full range of employment law matters including unfair dismissal, all types of discrimination (with a particular interest in disability), redundancy and reorganisations, TUPE, contractual matters, contractual changes, salary sacrifice arrangements and industrial action. Pamela has appeared in both the employment tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal and regularly provides bespoke training for clients on a whole range of employment related matters.

    Ailidh Callander

    Ailidh is a senior solicitor in Anderson Strathern’s Parliamentary and Public Law Unit. Ailidh has developed particular expertise in data protection and freedom of information law. Ailidh regularly works with employment law colleagues to advise public and private sector clients on data protection compliance in an employment law/ HR context, including advise on responding to complex subject access requests, handling breaches and developing best practice policies and procedures.


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