On 1 March 2018, GESSEL hosted another business breakfast; this time around, the event was dedicated to a practical take on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Despite the cold weather, no less than 40 participants turned up.

During the event, GESSEL lawyers discussed Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (to refer to the General Data Protection Regulation by its full name) as it pertains to corporate HR. As of 25 May 2018, business enterprises will be bound by law to apply the GDPR directly in lieu of the Polish legislative Act regarding personal data protection in force since 1997.

The event’s main objective was to familiarise participants with the legal framework for implementation of the GDPR in Poland – with especial emphasis on employment law. The new rules will have significant implications in areas such as recruitment or processing of employees’ personal data.

The event was led by Adam Kraszewski, managing associate and Marcin Maciejak, trainee advocate.

We hope that you might join us at one of our breakfast seminars in the future.

In the meantime, if you would like more details, please contact:

Adam Kraszewski

attorney, managing associate


Marcin Maciejak

trainee advocate