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HR Breakfast “GDPR: urgent fulfilments for companies” – 19 April 2018

Vittorio De Luca and Elena Cannone will be speakers at the next HR Breakfast “GDPR: urgent fulfilments for companies” organized by De Luca & Partners to deepen the understanding of new regulations for companies after the implementation since 25 May, 2016 of the European Regulation on the topic of personal data protection (“GDPR”). The GDPR will become fully operative starting from 25 May, 2018, fully repealing Law Decree 196/2003 (the so-called “Privacy Code”). The GDPR establishes uniform rules for the Member States as well as a new approach to the processing of personal data based on risk, introducing also the concept of “accountability” which will require to demonstrate the adoption of adequate security measures. The GDPR calls for a new guarantor figure: the Data Protection Officer (the so-called “RDP” or “DPO”), and the mandatory use of a Register of Data Processing Activities. The GDPR, in addition, assigns to the Interested Party a series of rights, among which the right to data portability and the right to be forgotten. The GDPR re-defines the role and the responsibilities of the Data Controller as well as includes an obligation to cooperation with the Supervisory Authorities through notifications of a data breach. The GDPR has introduced harsher penalties, leaving the Member States free to adopt the regulation related to other penalties. These are the topics of the next HR Breakfast.