The General Data Protection Regulations for payroll

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Data privacy laws are about to undergo massive change, due to the upcoming GDPR. This will have a huge impact on payroll and HR teams, and preparation should begin now if compliance is to be assured for the starting date of the regulations, 25 May 2018.


Meeting these obligations will require a fundamental review of, and changes to, payroll and HR data and processes.


Minimising the data held, ensuring employee consent under the new laws, implementing new processes such as data impact assessments, documenting compliance, and ensuring you can recognise and report payroll and HR data breaches in 72 hours are just some of the things you will need to do.


If you share HR or payroll data with any third parties (such as payroll bureaux, IT outsourcers, BPO outsourcers etc.), the contractual basis under which you do so is also very likely to need to change. You will need to review their GDPR position, linking them in with yours and ensuring the entire process meets the new regulations.


Getting it wrong will be a bigger issue than ever, with possible fines up to 4% of a company’s sales or €20 million, whichever is greater.


This course is suitable for anyone who deals with data in payroll or HR and anyone who is responsible for managing data policies. Anyone who is responsible for, reviews and documents what payroll data is held, whether the company has permission to hold it, where it goes, how employees access it, and how payroll and HR data breaches will be spotted and reported should attend the course.


The new regulations will require significant preparatory work and all companies now need to understand the effects of the GDPR and the rules and obligations that will require compliance, along with the controls that will need to be in place.


The course will take you through everything you need to build a fully compliant GDPR programme and process for your payroll and HR teams.


In addition, the comprehensive course material you will receive will be an invaluable reference resource throughout the year.


Course Programme

    • An understanding of the history and reasons for the regulation
    • What are the twelve new principles?
    • How does the GDPR define company's processes and data elements
    • Changes to processing employee data and what's required on a legal basis for processing data under the GDPR
    • Current risks and failures
    • Employer steps to compliance including internal, employee and provider contracts
    • The increased obligations under the GDPR to provide information to employees and job applicants about the processing of their personal data.
    • Working with your Data Protection Officer and other areas of the business
    • The new rules around transferring data internationally
    • Managing data where your staff are in different countries
    • Understanding profiling and its restrictions
    • Understanding "consent" and how its obtained
    • The right to be forgotten and other employee rights around data
    • Data Portability
    • New record-keeping obligations for employers and dealing with complaints
    • The Privacy Impact Assessment
    • Notification and Reporting requirements
    • Understand the potential exposure to fines and other sanctions under the GDPR
    • Auditing existing data processing activities across the organisation's employment journey to identify risk
    • Creating an implementation / action plan for May 2018



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Course Benefits

3 CPD Hours


  • Half Day Course
  • Course Manuals
  • Certificate of Attendance


Course Fees

Course Fee - £267 + VAT

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