Managing Data Subject Access Requests

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Harry Bound Room, Les Cotils

£15 per person

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This session has been designed for the HR community, managers and those with new responsibilities for data protection to explore the practicalities of responding to Data Subject Access Requests made by employees either in the course of their employment or once it has terminated.

Course overview  

  • Legal background to SARs and the DP Law
  • Relevance to HR professionals and organisations – situations when submitted – claims etc., challenges and pitfalls to avoid
  • The process of managing a SAR, considerations and risks if not undertaken correctly.

Benefits to you and your organisation

  • A better understanding of your obligations as an employer in respect of DSAR and how to respond to a DSAR when one is received from an employee
  • Current developments in the law surrounding DSAR
  • Practical tips for Employers on responding to DSAR
  • Understand the HR and people challenges associated with personal data and your employee’s rights to know what data you are processing about them.


The seminar will be led by our guest speaker Carly Parrott, Counsel at Bedell Cristin and will include:

  • An introduction by Focus HRS
  • Outline of the obligations under the data protection law regarding DSAR
  • Practical tips on how to respond to a DSAR and how to satisfy your obligations under the law
  • Exploration of recent case law to highlight tips and tricks when dealing with DSAR
  • HR, People and Contract consideration
  • How to deal with a DSAR during a disciplinary process.
  • Q&A session

Registration and Refreshments

Attendees are welcome to arrive from 8:00am for registration. Coffee, tea and a light breakfast will be provided.

About the Speakers

Carly is Counsel in the litigation team at Bedell Cristin. She is a highly experienced employment lawyer with a well established reputation in Guernsey as one of the prominent offshore senior employment counsel. She has worked for leading law firms in both Australia and Guernsey, advising local, pan-Island, multi-national and global organisations as well as senior employees and directors. Her established employment practice covers the full spectrum of employment and employment related matters in both the contentious and non-contentious arenas

John has extensive knowledge in employment relations and HR matters having worked within, and overseeing, the Employment Relations and Tribunal Service . During his time within the States of Guernsey John has supported businesses and employees in areas such as disciplinary and grievance, managing performance and sickness absence, redundancy, discrimination, contracts and policies. Graduating from Exeter University with a law degree, John utilised these skills when advising employers and employees on Guernsey employment law and best practice and most recently working on the Discrimination Legislation project where he put his industry focus and practical outlook to best use. John was also responsible for developing the future model of the Employment & Discrimination Tribunal during this time.

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Data Protection

Personal data will be collected for the sole purpose of course management and managed in accordance with the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2017 (‘the Law’).  When you enroll on a course we will collect your first and last name, contact email addresses, contact phone numbers and other similar contact data.

On occasion we take photographs during the course which we hope you are happy to be in. A photograph of an individual represents “personal data” under the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679 EU) (GDPR), and its display also has implications under the privacy provisions of the Human Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2000.

Focus use the photographs from our events and training to showcase the range of services we offer to the business community and to help us promote future events and training courses on our website and social media pages.

We therefore ask that you notify John Ioannou-Droushiotis [email protected] or call 728824 if you’d prefer not to be in any photos.

Please review our Privacy Policy for further information.


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