With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force this May, it is essential that you and your organisation have the necessary training and information governance strategies in place to fully comply with the more demanding regulation associated with Data Protection & GDPR.

This course Understanding Data Protection & GDPR is aptly timed a month before GDPR deadline, to help you and your organisation be prepared for the 25th May deadline.

This Understanding Data Protection & GDPR course is an opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the reforms to data protection, learn the tools to effectively identify and manage risk, avoid hefty fines, and leave with the confidence and knowledge to comply with the GDPR.

Blog: GDPR – Is Ignorance Bliss?
Ahead of our upcoming course, we have put together a GDPR guide to help professionals like yourself understand what GDPR is and how it affects you. According to the ICO, GDPR is likely to affect anyone previously subject to the DPA, whether they work for a large multinational company or an SME. Read our blog here: GDPR – Is Ignorance Bliss?
09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:15

Trainer's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:15 - 11:00

The ICO, Privacy and the GDPR

Understand the Role of the Information Commissioner’s Office and their Work with the Government and the Wider Public Sector

  • The Data Protection Act 1998
  • GDPR – The ICO’s role in the transition
  • Case studies – when it all goes wrong
  • Data sharing in compliance with GDPR



Jonathan Bamford

Head of Parliament and Government Affairs, ICO
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

Privacy, Sharing and Data Protection Law

  • Gain an overview into data protection law
  • Identify the legal risks associated with increases in using data
  • Recognise how to comply with the GDPR and ensure information assurance
  • Examine the “right to be forgotten” and what that means in practice
12:00 - 13:00

Establishing an Effective Data Protection Culture

  • Identifying and promoting areas of good practice in information governance
  • Working in partnerships to ensure the secure sharing of data
  • Learn how to prepare an Information Sharing Agreement
  • Responding to the information governance challenges posed by open data and the need for transparency
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

The Future of GDPR after Brexit

  • Will my organisation need to comply?
  • Background and principles
  • Headline requirements
14:30 - 16:00

Effectively Managing Data Risk and Improving Information Assurance (flexible coffee break)

The course leader will help you to prepare your organisation for compliance with the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation including how to undertake Privacy Impact Assessments and Data Protection Audits and consider changes that will affect:

  • Territory and Scope
  • Data Protection Officers
  • Consent
  • Sensitive Personal Data
  • Children’s data
  • Subjects’ rights
  • Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Notification
  • Information Sharing
  • Controllers and processors
  • Data Breach Reporting
  • Fines
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close

Lynn Wyeth

Information Governance Manager, Leicester City Council

Lynn is the Information Governance Manager at Leicester City Council. Having previously worked as an MP and MEP’s political assistant,…

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Q: Can I make a provisional booking?

A: Unfortunately, we do not accept provisional bookings. Registrations are subject to our terms and conditions. View terms and conditions here

Q: Can I book without a purchase order number?

A: Yes. Simply email [email protected] after you have booked the course, with your Purchase Order Number. Please quote your order number and the course you are booked onto.

Q: Is lunch included?

A: Yes, a two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Tea and coffee are served throughout the day.

Q: I have special dietary requirements, how can I request this?

A: Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please ensure you include this in the further information box when registering your place. If you have forgotten to add this, you can also send your requirements to [email protected] or call 0800 542 9440. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure your needs are met.

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Q: I can no longer attend the course, can a colleague attend in my place?

A: Substitutions may be made at any time but must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 0800 542 9440 or email [email protected] with the replacement's details.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: Cancellations must be received in writing 30 working days before the date of the event and will be subject to a £195+VAT administration fee. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to the full delegate fee.

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A: Speakers presentations are sent a week after the event date. Please contact a member of the UMG team on 0800 542 9440 or [email protected] if it has been more than a week.

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A: Yes, all our venues have the latest technology, offer full audio visual support and WI-FI.

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