The UK is among the most fined nations in Europe for data protection breaches, with data breach penalties increasing from £2m in 2015 to £3.2m in 2016. With GDPR coming into force in May 2018 and organisations becoming increasingly dependent on data, it is now more crucial than ever for organisations to ensure compliance with the highest standards of data protection.

From the government’s commitment to public sector organisations sharing data with each other, to avoiding data breaches, it is essential for organisations to have effective information governance procedures and strategies in place.

Delegates on this Understanding Data Protection & GDPR course will gain a clear understanding of the GDPR reforms to data protection, learn the tools to effectively identify and manage risk, avoid punitive fines, and leave with the confidence and knowledge to comply with the Data Protection Act and GDPR.

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 Data Protection Act

  • The Data Protection Act 1998
  • The impact of GDPR on data regulation
  • Case studies – when it all goes wrong
  • Data sharing in compliance with the Data Protection Act



James Hayward

Team Manager, Civil Investigations, 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 Data Protection Act and ensure information assurance
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?
  • 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 including how to undertake Privacy Impact Assessments and Data Protection Audits and consider:

  • Consent
  • Sensitive Personal Data
  • Children’s data
  • Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Notification
  • 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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A: Unfortunately, we do not accept provisional bookings. Registrations are subject to our terms and conditions. View terms and conditions here

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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.

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