The importance of GDPR for coaching

Fabrizia D’Alberti
Presentation – – This session will not be recorded

Abstract:
The session will focus on the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation  2016/679) (GDPR) and on some of the legal implications it raises in relation to digital coaching. The GDPR came into effect on May 25, 2018 and it replaced the European Union’s Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC). One of the aims of the GDPR is to harmonise data protection laws within the European Union. For this reason the European Legislator opted for a regulation, which is binding for Member States, in contrast to a directive, which imposes a result that has to be achieved. The GDPR has had a huge impact not just in Europe but worldwide due to the globalisation of coaching, with many firms, coaches and the technology their use crossing in and out of the EU.  At the beginning of our discussion we will cover the topic of who is bound by the GDPR. Next, we will explore the key principles of the GDPR and its legal implications. In doing this we will look closely at digital coaching, and its implications for coaches, coaching ethics set by professional bodies and coaching buyers. The core of our discussion will be an analysis on the obligations of confidentiality that characterise coaching and are also prescribed by the GDPR while dealing with personal data. In particular, we will see how confidentiality can be achieved in digital coaching. Moreover, we will address the delicate balance between confidentiality and ethics.

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Fabrizia D’Alberti is a fully qualified Italian Lawyer with an LLM. in Intellectual Property and Competition Law acquired at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center- Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. She possesses a deep knowledge on the GDPR accompanied by hand-on experience on the most cutting edge themes on Data Protection.

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Host: Dr Ioanna Iordanou is a Reader in Human Resource Management (Coaching and Mentoring) at Oxford Brookes Business School, co-author of Values and Ethics in Coaching (Sage, 2017), and co-editor of The Practitioner’s Handbook of Team Coaching (Routledge, 2019).

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