Managing International Data Transfer Risks in Employment Screening

In light of the recent invalidation of the Safe Harbor agreement by the EU's highest court, many unanswered questions remain regarding the management of international data transfers. For HR and legal departments of U.S. companies that operate overseas or hire employees who worked or attended school outside of the country, the privacy and data protection challenges are particularly vexing.

Up until October 2015, the Safe Harbor rules had governed EU data flow for about 15 years. With the latest decision, U.S. companies that hire or screen job candidates based in Europe may be exposed to liability or enforcement action if the necessary precautions are not taken.

On February 25, 2016, Manatt and Scherzer International will lead a complimentary webinar to help employers understand and navigate the multiple layers of complexity involving international data transfers and background screens.

During this webinar, the presenters will:

  • Summarize the background and current compliance and regulatory environment impacting international data flow in the context of employment screening;
  • Discuss the limitations on the international transfer of data from the EU;
  • Explore related ethical concerns and practical guidance for handling;
  • Review the requirements for releases involving international background screens; and
  • Examine risks for litigation and enforcement activity.

The webinar will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT). For more information, click here.


Joann Gold, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Scherzer International
Rebecca Torrey, Partner



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