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U.S. and EU GDPR Data Breach Notification Laws: Protecting Workplace Privacy and Data Security

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Thursday, May 3, 2018

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This CLE course will guide employers and counsel in meeting the data protection requirements of U.S. data breach notification laws and the data breach notification provisions contained in the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The panel will discuss best practices for employers and counsel of employers to comply with U.S. and EU laws, understand potential penalties for failure to comply, and mitigate liability in the event of a data breach.


As technology and electronic processing of individually identifiable data continue to advance, employers and counsel face novel legal challenges regarding privacy and data security and compliance challenges due to an intricate web of federal, state, local and international privacy and data-protection laws. Moreover, the new GDPR, effective May 2018, subjects organizations that do business in the EU or transfer personal data outside of the EU to increased responsibilities and obligations concerning privacy and data protection.

Employers and counsel must be aware of the intricacies of the laws to draft and implement appropriate policies and procedures to mitigate the risk of a potential data breach and prepare to comply with U.S. and EU requirements in the event that a breach occurs. Of particular importance are protocols for reporting data breaches to meet the limited time periods specified in the applicable laws and regulations and avoid steep penalties.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the intricacies of U.S. and international privacy and data security laws and regulations, and best practices for structuring policies aimed at preventing and mitigating liability.



  1. Overview of data breach notification requirements under U.S. laws and EU’s GDPR
  2. Best practices for employers and counsel to comply with U.S. laws and EU’s GDPR
  3. Steps to take in avoiding and responding to a data breach
  4. Employer liability and risk exposures


The panel will review these and other crucial issues:

  • What policies and procedures are critical for employers to minimize the risk of a workplace data breach?
  • Under what circumstances will an employer face liability exposure for a data breach?
  • What steps can an employer take to reduce the risk of a potential data breach?
  • What are the legal requirements and best practices for an employer after a workplace security breach occurs?


Boerner, Risa
Risa B. Boerner, CIPP/US

Partner and Chair, Data Security and Workplace Privacy Practice Group
Fisher & Phillips

Ms. Boerner is Chair of the firm’s Data Security and Workplace Privacy Practice Group. She is a Certified...  |  Read More

Urban, Danielle
Danielle S. Urban, CIPP/E

Fisher & Phillips

Ms. Urban is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and has a national practice representing a wide...  |  Read More

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