Data Protection & Freedom of Information
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Available as public workshops or inhouse training
Privacy Laws & Business has developed a series of data protection training workshops tailored to the requirements of those dealing with data in different
contexts. If your job involves the collection and use of personal data, then it is vital that you understand the implications of both these laws and how they have an impact on your individual responsibilities, as well as throughout your organisation.
By attending one of these courses, your organisation will lay thefoundation for achieving a defensible position in the event of a complaint and a subsequent investigation by the Information Commissioner. Numbers are limited to enable the group to divide into smaller groups for practical and scenario sessions, and also to give an opportunity to raise individual questions.
Inhouse training is also available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
***Certificate of Participation awarded at each course***
Outline of each one day workshop:
Inhouse only. This workshop sets out to demystify the apparently complex relationship between Freedom of Information and Data Protection.
Information Governance for Caldicott Guardian/Social Care
Inhouse only. This workshop links the developing role of Caldicott Guardians in local authorities with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and related legislation.
Introduction to Data Protection
This workshop is aimed at anyone who requires a basic course explaining the fundamentals of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Data Protection for Health Staff
Inhouse only. This workshop is designed for staff working in NHS Trusts and other Health organisations.
Data Protection & Marketing Training
Inhouse only. This workshop focuses on the collection and use of personal information for direct marketing purposes.
Data Protection and Subject Access Requests
Inhouse only. This workshop concentrates on the issues faced by organisations when dealing with subject access requests.
Data Protection for HR Staff
Inhouse only. This workshop is designed for HR staff and it covers the lifecycle of the employment relationship from beginning to end.
Contact the PL&B office if you would like a course on a specific subject, for example, Data Protection Act aspects of employee monitoring; or how to use the Freedom of Information Act to obtain information to fulfil your business needs.
"It has provided a simple to understand method by which I can apply DPA principles to use in my organisation"
Nick Pouyioukkas , Ministry of Defence
Who should attend
Data Protection Officers & Staff • Freedom of Information Officers & Staff • New Information Systems Managers • Data Security & Database Managers • Records Managers • Human Resources Personnel • Health Personnel • Social Care Personnel • Marketing Personnel • Staff & Managers needing a refresher course
Topics covered include:
- definitions of the legal terminology in the DPA
- analysis of each data protection principle with relevant real-life scenarios
- compliant processing & formulation of policies and procedures
- subject access requests
- exemptions in the DPA
- the role of the Information Commissioner
Public Workshops or in-house training?
The same workshops are available either as a public workshop or as in-house training - the choice is yours. Both options will be limited to 20 people.
The advantage of attending a public workshop with staff from other organisations is that you will learn from each other's experience, both problems and solutions.
The advantage of an in-house session is that you can work either with generic scenarios or, if you wish, focus entirely on your own issues in private.
"The workshop more than fulfilled its objectives. I gained a lot of useful procedural advice and tips"
Helen Ryan, Criminal Records Bureau