Freedom of Information – Confidentiality, Commercial Interests and the Public Interest
Privacy Laws & Business have developed a series of data protection and freedom of information training workshops tailored to the requirements of those dealing most with personal data. If your job involves the collection and use of personal data then it is vital that you understand the implications of both these acts and how they have an impact on your individual responsibilities, as well as throughout your organisation.
By the end of each specialist workshop, you will feel confident about handling personal data for your organisation, including sensitive data. You will know what actions your organisation needs to take to fulfill the requirements of the acts. You will be able to demonstrate good business practice in handling personal data, both internally and in relation to individuals’ rights of access to information about themselves. Numbers are limited to 20 people per workshop, this is to enable the group to divide into smaller groups for practical and scenario sessions, and also to give an opportunity to raise individual questions.
Freedom of Information training is only available as inhouse workshps, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
"The workshop more than fulfilled its objectives. I gained a lot of useful procedural advice and tips"
Helen Ryan, Criminal Records Bureau
Outline of each one day workshop:
Inhouse only. Experience in other countries has shown that confidentiality and the protection of commercial interests are two of the most significant exemptions in relation to Freedom of Information.
Data Protection & Freedom of Information
Inhouse only. This workshop sets out to demystify the apparently complex relationship between Freedom of Information and Data Protection.
Introduction to UK Freedom of Information
Inhouse only. This workshop explains the key provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and how it affects Information Managers, Records Managers, Data Protection Officers and others whose role includes providing information in response to requests from the public.
Who should attend
Freedom of Information Officers & Staff • Data Protection Officers & Staff • New Information Systems Managers • Data Security & Database Managers • Records Managers • Human Resources Personnel • Staff & Managers needing a refresher courseContact 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.