Data Protection Officers (DPO) are now at the forefront of understanding, managing and advising on data protection issues within their organisation. They must often carry out this role with limited support and technical guidance.

This Understanding the Role of the Data Protection Officer training course has been specifically designed to help you as a DPO to manage your increased workload and responsibilities.

This Understanding the Role of the Data Protection Officer course gives you a well-rounded overview of recent data protection legislation; tools and techniques to manage data breaches; knowledge of carrying out data protection impact assessments; and a toolkit to help you better perform your duties as a DPO.

About the Chair: Lynn Wyeth
Lynn is the Information Governance Manager at Leicester City Council. Having previously worked as an MP and MEP’s political assistant, Lynn moved to her local council where she now oversees the Council’s Information Governance agenda including data protection, FOI, information sharing, RIPA and CCTV.

She has also helped health organisations with their information governance procedures. Lynn is the author of two books, A Practical Guide to Handling Freedom of Information Requests and Data Protection: Compliance in Practice.  Find out more here.

09:15 - 09:45

Registration

09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

The DPO Role and Data Protection Legislation

  • Gain a quick overview of the latest data protection regulation: DPA Act 2018, GDPR, and FOI
  • What does the legislation say about being a DPO?
  • Understand key roles and responsibilities
  • Ensure compliance with data protection regulation
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

DPO and Your Organisation

  • Engender an appreciation of data protection within your organisation
  • Make the DPO role stand out within your organisation
  • Confidently communicate data protection advice to senior management
  • Develop effective training programmes for your staff
12:00 - 13:00

Managing and Reducing Personal Data Breaches

  • Learn how to identify a data breach
  • Understand when to report a data breach
  • Effectively respond to a data breach
  • Prevent a data breach
  • Learn when an individual’s right and freedoms are negatively affected
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:45

Designing an Effective Data Protection Impact Assessment

  • Gain an overview of data protection impact assessments
  • Learn when to carry out a data protection impact assessment
  • Ascertain what a data protection impact assessment should look like
  • Examine bad and best practice examples
  • Clarify the DPO’s role in DPIAs
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Designing a DPO Toolkit

  • Ensure full compliance with data protection regulation
  • Develop strategies to enhance your organisation’s information governance procedures
  • Learn how to mitigate and manage privacy risks
  • Learn how to communicate with the ICO
  • Take back a DPO toolkit to your organisation
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and 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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