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GDPR Webinar: GDPR: Dealing with the data rights of your employees

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In the upcoming webinar, titled ‘GDPR: Dealing with the data rights of your employees’ and brought to you by SD Worx and global law firm DLA Piper, HR professionals can learn about data subject rights ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is the first in a series of GDPR guidance webinars to be launched in the run up to May next year.

Once GDPR has taken effect from 25th May 2018, any business that holds the personal data of EU individuals, wherever they are based in the world, will need to be compliant. With the deadline now just six months away, it’s essential that HR professionals understand exactly how data rights are changing under the regulation.


If organisations fail to implement changes to their organisations by the deadline, they risk facing hefty fines of up to 4% of total annual revenue (in addition to damaged business reputation). However, by learning about the changes that need to take place in the HR industry, HR professionals are much more likely to be compliant by the deadline.
In the webinar, Gert Beeckmans, Chief Risk & Security Officer at SD Worx, and Laurent De Surgeloose, Lead Lawyer at DLA Piper, will help you to answer the following:

  •  What are the data rights of your employees?
  •  What are the most important changes with GDPR for HR?

Once these important questions have been addressed, Gert and Laurent will explore key actions that HR professionals need to take, including suggestions around: explaining the rights to your workers in plain language; enforcing obligations of workers; and preparing yourself to demonstrate compliance.
In addition, you will learn from practical HR cases based on:

  • Request for erasure after dismissal
  • Request for access or correction with bad performance evaluation
  • Employee objects to processing

    More about the presenters:

    Gert Beeckmans

    Chief Risk & Security Officer at SD Worx
    Gert has led the Risk & Security team since January 2015, providing advice and guidance on information security and data privacy to all business units in the SD Worx Group. Gert is also responsible for the enterprise-wide security and data privacy programs for protecting customer information and personal data.
    Since the beginning of his professional career, Gert has always had a passion and focus on security and privacy topics. He enjoys taking a risk-based approach in translating business requirements into concrete and pragmatic technical and organisational measures. Gert previously worked at the security and privacy team of Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services before joining SD Worx as IT Security Officer in 2008, and has been instrumental in building the information security within SD Worx group. In 2015, Gert was promoted to Chief Risk & Security Officer for SD Worx Group and his function was expanded to include data privacy and business continuity.

      Laurent De Surgeloose

      Lead Lawyer at DLA Piper
      With more than 110 lawyers based in Brussels and Antwerp, DLA Piper is one of the largest global law firms in Belgium. The firm advises clients on all areas of law and combines its global reach with local expertise.
      At DLA Piper, Laurent deals with all aspects of employment and social security law regarding both individual and collective labour relations. He also handles litigation before employment tribunals and courts in Belgium (both in the Flemish and French speaking part of the country). In addition, he advises international companies on employee related data privacy issues (such as whistleblowing, international employee's data transfer, monitoring of employee's personal data) and complementary pension schemes.

      For more information please visit our GDPR Page or, please email WeAreGlobal@sdworx.com.