This course has now taken place.

The Freedom of Information Act is here to stay, and those responsible for managing compliance need to stay on top of what this means for them. Whilst keeping up to date with data regulation practices and being aware of updates to the Government’s FOI Code of Practice, you need to ensure that your organisation can comply with FOI requests in a new era. The Information Commissioner has recently published their new strategy for FOI, underlining its continuing importance.

This Excel at Complying with Freedom of Information course, led by Paul Gibbons, information rights consultant and author of The Freedom of Information Officer’s Handbook, equips you with the skills, knowledge and processes necessary to excel at dealing with all issues surrounding information requests.

Whether you need to prepare your organisation for the latest developments, improve your request response time or become confident in handling complex requests containing personal data, this training is an essential part of your preparation.

About the Chair: Paul Gibbons
Paul Gibbons is a leading expert in information rights and management with many years experience in the field. With a background in the pharmaceutical industry, Paul then became the first Parliamentary Records Manager, and later prepared the Mayor of London for the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act. His experience also covers working for a London Healthcare Trust and a college of the University of London.

Paul has subsequently worked as an information governance manager, managing compliance with the Data Protection Act and other legislation in the NHS and in higher education. Since 2010 he has been writing the respected FOI Man blog and now provides training and consultancy in information rights and management to the public sector and beyond. He has become well known in the UK public sector and beyond and is regularly asked to speak and write about information rights.