GDPR -Data Protection Training

  • TBA
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  • 10.00am-4.30pm
  • £110for members £150for non-members
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This workshop takes a thorough look at the changes that will be brought about as a result of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These new rules come into effect in 2018 and we will look at their impact as well as how the Brexit and General Election results will affect them. We will look at the differences between the current DPA regime and the GDPR, and identify key actions that will be required to prepare for the biggest change to data protection law for 20 years.

This course will enable you to

By the end of the course, you’ll learn about the following points: 

  • GDPR, BREXIT and the government’s plans for data protection
  • Top ten changes
  • Principles & conditions

Privacy notices, consent & control

  • Privacy notices under GDPR
  • Relying on consent – opt-in or opt-out?
  • Justifying marketing and other activities

Rights of individuals

  • subject access requests
  • rectification and erasure of data
  • preventing direct marketing
  • data portability

Responsibilities of organisations processing personal data

  • Your legal responsibilities
  • Technical and organisational measures
  • Contracts with data processors
  • Privacy impact assessments

Enforcement and Penalties

  • Damages and Civil Actions
  • Role of the Information Commissioner
  • The ICO’s powers explained
  • GDPR enforcement

Preparing for GDPR

  • Planning for GDPR
  • Reviewing policies, procedures & contracts
  • Records management
  • Data breach reporting
  • Appointing a data protection officer.

Who is the Course aimed at

This workshop is suitable for records managers, data protection officers/coordinators, information governance managers, IT staff, heads of service, public relations officers, procurement officers and legal officers.


Paul Gibbons, FOIMan training

Paul Gibbons has two decades of information management experience in the UK Parliament, Greater London Authority, Pfizer, the NHS, local government and higher education. Best known for his FOIMan blog, he also writes for the Freedom of Information Journal and has featured in the Daily Telegraph, Times Higher Education and on BBC Radio. He provides training and other assistance on freedom of information, data protection, records management and related issues to the public sector and beyond.

GDPR -Data Protection Training

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  • 10.00am-4.30pm
  • £110for members £150for non-members
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