“Managing Privacy Challenges in the Use of Employee Information;” popular IHRIM workshop to be hosted by UPS

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The program is designed to provide practitioners with the background, framework, and practical insights needed to successfully address the growing legal and regulatory challenges surrounding the use of employee personal information. HR and HR systems professionals in multi-national companies will benefit the most from this course. Those performing the same functions in more domestically oriented organizations have also found this workshop to be of real value, since privacy developments in the U.S. are illuminated and influenced by those in Europe and Canada.

(Atlanta, Georgia USA) Internationally known HR privacy expert and presenter, Dr. Donald Harris will be the instructor for one of IHRIM’s most popular educational events, “Managing Privacy Challenges in the Use of Employee Information,” scheduled for Thursday, September 30 at the corporate headquarters of United Parcel Service in Atlanta, Georgia. This one-day event is a comprehensive, in-depth workshop on HR data privacy issues facing multi-national employers, both internationally and at home.

The program is designed to provide practitioners with the background, framework, and practical insights needed to successfully address the growing legal and regulatory challenges surrounding the use of employee personal information. HR and HR systems professionals in multi-national companies will benefit the most from this course. Those performing the same functions in more domestically oriented organizations have also found this workshop to be of real value, since privacy developments in the U.S. are illuminated and influenced by those in Europe and Canada.

Topics addressed in this workshop include:
·    Three paradigm shifts concerning employee data; definition and types of privacy, including its relationship to security and confidentiality; the top ten workplace privacy challenges; and legal protections for privacy in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and elsewhere.
·    The challenge of the EU Privacy Directive; enforcement potential and realities; six compliance options for transferring HR data to the U.S., including Safe Harbor, model contracts, and binding corporate rules; and trade-offs in evaluating the options.
·    Decision points and choices for multi-nationals, and how three leading U.S.-based multi-nationals have created privacy programs to meet international regulatory challenges.
·    The key role of the principles of fair information practice; a model for addressing privacy challenges; HR codes of practice; and employee privacy policies.
·    Building privacy into HR systems and practices; Privacy Impact Assessments; a group exercise on a proposed HR portal; the role of identifiers and anonymity; monitoring of e-mail; information security; outsourcing; and ID theft.
·    Online resources relating to HR privacy issues.

Attendees will (a) take away a thorough understanding of the nature and regulatory context of employee privacy challenges; (b) gain exposure to leading-edge, best-practice approaches for addressing these challenges; and (c) receive the working knowledge, methodology, and insights needed to guide project teams and organizations through the dynamic and evolving privacy landscape. This program has been approved for seven re-certification credit hours by HRCI.
To register, please visit http://www.ihrim.org/events/privacy/0904_Atlanta.asp.

About IHRIM
The International Association for Human Resource Information Management is approaching 25 years of service to the HR and IT professional community. Its mission is to be the leading global source of knowledge for the application of human resource information and technology to improve organizational effectiveness. For additional information about the association, its resources, and its products and services, please visit http://www.ihrim.org.

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