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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.

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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

  • Ensuring full compliance with the forthcoming GDPR
  • Learn how to share information whilst ensuring the highest standards of data protection
  • Understand and overcome the legal risks associated with data protection law
  • Learn about and prepare for the changes needed in response to the forthcoming GDPR
  • Create an action plan to effectively comply with highest standards of information governance
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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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
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


etc. Venues – Manchester

11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU