Data Protection Auditing: Making the Information Commission's Audit Manual Work for you
Available as public workshops or inhouse training
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The Information Commissioner's “Guide to Data Protection Auditing” was written by Privacy Laws & Business and is available from his office. It aims to help any organisation holding personal information to carry out data protection compliance audits using a standard methodology.
Privacy Laws & Business arranges workshops to explain how to use the audit methodology to maximum advantage. Using the manual will help you collect and analyse the evidence to assess for yourself the extent of your compliance with the Data Protection Act and to decide whether you are following good practice.
Why wait for a complaint to the Information Commissioner? If he decides to pursue the matter and to assess your practices, he will use the same manual. As a preventative measure, if your self-assessment finds some areas which need improvement – and from Privacy Laws & Business’s experience, this is the norm – then you can fix the problem(s) yourself.
"'Nice that it was a smaller group, better interaction. I now have a good overview of the overall audit process, the course covers all aspects."
Julie Gale, Aegon UK
***Certificate of Participation awarded at each course***
Outline of the workshop:
This training is aimed at anyone who needs to conduct Data Protection Audits in their own organisation, or on companies processing your payroll or other data.
Who should attend
Chief Privacy Officers • Data Protection Managers • Data Protection Staff • Auditors • Information Systems, Data Security & Database Managers • Advisers & Trainers • Company Secretaries • Lawyers & Paralegal Staff
"It exceeded my expectations by a long way. The presenters were both outstandingly good and made the whole experience most enjoyable and instructive. All aspects were covered thoroughly and professionally"
Chris Gavin, Oracle UK
Public workshops or in-house training?
The same course is available both as a public workshop or in-house training. Both options will be limited to a maximum of 12 people. The choice is yours.
- The advantage of attending a workshop with staff from other organisations is that you will learn from each other's experience.
- The advantage of an in-house session is that you can work entirely with your own documentation, such as your data protection policies and procedures, and focus entirely on your own issues in private.
Why use Privacy Laws & Business training?
You can have confidence in using Privacy Laws & Business workshops and in-house training because we developed, wrote and piloted the manual for the Information Commissioner and have experience of using the audit methodology with both public and private sector clients.
"Has shown me that there is a great deal of work to be done in this area…emphasised a need for auditing on a wider scale"
Ian Mackenzie, Central Scotland Police