Get Ready for the Surge: Avoiding the Costs and Pitfalls of Employee DSARs

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    We are already seeing a rise in employee data subject access requests (DSARs) as lockdown “unlocks”, with the pace increasing as the rate of change in the workplace increases. Join us for a practical webinar on how to prepare for and manage this tricky issue.

    Employee DSARs have the potential to take up an enormous amount of time and cost. Each case can escalate quickly, not only in terms of complexity, but each also carries the potential for further litigation, meaning there are many things employers need to get right when processing each DSAR.

    As the economy unlocks, individuals’ working situations change and businesses restructure, the number of DSARs from disgruntled or former employees making claims is set to rise even further. Employers should take every possible step to mitigate the potential risks to avoid unnecessary costs.

    David Regan is our resident specialist on employee DSARs, having spent many an hour helping clients handle the most knotty issues. He will be joined by a panel of experts, including DPOs and technology experts, to chair an hour-long discussion on the practical do’s and don’ts that will help you deal with each employee DSAR effectively and with minimal cost.

    We are delighted to be joined by Annette Thoma, Data Protection Officer for MUFG Investor Services, as an additional panelist to share her thoughts and experience on this topic. 


    David Regan (Chair), Director, Squire Patton Boggs

    David advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. He is part of a specialist team dedicated to handling employee DSARs at the firm and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise on the subject.

    Patrick Kellermann, Managing Director, Morae Global

    Patrick helps clients manage data, risk and costs in complex investigations, disputes and data privacy engagements, with a focus on DSARs, as head of Morae’s DSAR Response practice. Prior to joining Morae nearly 10 years ago, Patrick was an associate in a global law firm’s white collar criminal defense and compliance group.

    Gemma Haines, Data Protection Officer, Bourne Leisure

    Gemma joins us as Bourne Leisure DPO and brings her passion for the field to life with a real perspective on important factors that are fueling the rise and the handling and complexities of employee DSARS. Gemma shares her practical tips, best practices and the importance of proactivity as we continue to see a rise in subject access requests.

    Annette Thoma, Director, Data Protection Officer, MUFG Investor Services 

    Annette has the responsibility for global compliance with applicable data protection laws throughout the MUFG Investor Services Group. Annette joined MUFG in 2017, bringing 15 years of experience in financial services across operations, compliance and data protection specific disciplines and supports the business in responding to DSARs.