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NB: The ICO has now enforced it’s first fine under the GDPR

This Excel at Data Sharing training day gives you the latest guidance to ensure your data sharing procedures fully comply with the more robust data protection framework.

With data-sharing becoming only more important and frequent between organisations and users it is essential that you have proactive strategies and procedures in place to share data in a more secure and effective way.

Ensuring security has become the top-priority for any public sector organisation that holds large amounts of sensitive data. With breaches becoming more high-profile in the media, there are now new ethical and reputational implications that had previously not been apparent, but public sector organisations must be both aware of and able to prevent.

Attend this Excel at Data Sharing training course to gain actionable strategies to securely share data. Leave the day with the knowledge to excel in data sharing and take away practical guidance to produce your own information sharing agreement.

“A very well presented course with useful information for all sectors delivered by a very knowledgeable trainer” – Privacy Advisor, Metropolitan Police

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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, 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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Ensure your information sharing procedures comply with data protection regulation
  • Train staff to confidently and securely share data
  • Gain best practice from innovative examples of information sharing
  • Develop effective working partnerships with other organisations to securely share data
  • Learn how to produce a more effective information sharing agreement
  • Go further than compliance and foster a culture of proactive data security
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Workshop: Data Protection Legislation and Information Sharing

  • Ensure your information sharing procedures fully comply with the GDPR and Data Protection 2018 Act
  • Gain a firm understanding of the new ICO data sharing code of practice
  • Understand the legislations territory scope
  • Avoid fines from the ICO for breaching data sharing requirements in the GDPR
  • Consider the legal basis of information sharing
  • Understand the lawful basis for sharing data
  •  Identify and overcome the legal risks associated with increases in sharing data
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Workshop: Developing a Data Sharing Culture

  • Promote areas of good practice in information governance
  • Working in partnerships to ensure the secure sharing of data
  • Responding to the information governance challenges posed by open data and the need for transparency
  • Train staff to confidently share data in a secure way
12:00 - 13:00

Workshop: Information Sharing in Action

  • Explore how multi-agency working initiative in Leicester has reduced the demand for emergency services
  • Establish when data sharing is necessary
  • Develop effective working partnership with other organisations to securely share data
  • Create more efficient process to seamlessly share data
  • Identify and overcome cultural barriers to sharing information
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Producing an Information Sharing Agreement (Flexible Afternoon Break)

In this session, you will produce your own information sharing agreements and will receive feedback from the trainer.

  • Learn what key aspects to include in an agreement
  • Purpose of sharing
  • Determine what the basis for data sharing is
  • Establish what information can and can’t be shared
  • Ascertain how the information will be shared
  • Establish the length of the agreement
  • Data controller v Joint Controllers
  • Detail retention and destruction schedules
  • Consider data security issues when writing an Information Sharing Agreement
  •  Indemnity
  • Other relevant legislation e.g. Human Rights Act, Caldicott principles
  • Data subject access requests
  • Identify recipients and organisations who the information can be shared with
  • Outline the sanctions for failure to comply
  • Evaluate and review the agreement
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


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