Data Ethics is an emerging branch of applied ethics which describes the value judgements and approaches we make when generating, analysing and disseminating data.

The explosion in personal data and advances in technology, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence; has created fantastic opportunities for your organisation to deliver better services, but also significant responsibilities on how you use and manage personal data.

By understanding the growing practice of data ethics and the government’s Data Ethics Framework, you will be able to embed data ethics practices within your organisation, when managing data and new technology projects.

This Applying Data Ethics training course gives you a firmer understanding of data ethics, the data ethics framework, aligning data ethics practices with data protection legislation, improving accountability and transparency, embedding data use responsibly, and a data ethics toolkit to take back to your organisation.

Book this Applying Data Ethics course for your teams In-House to gain the necessary tools to embed data ethics within your organisation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the Data Ethics Framework
  • Align data ethics considerations with regulation
  • Learn how to be more accountable with the data you are using
  • Keep an audit trail of how you are using data
  • Embed the responsible use of data throughout your organisation
  • Design a data ethics toolkit to take back to your organisation
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 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Understanding the Data Ethics Framework

  • Improve your knowledge of data ethics
  • Ascertain clear user need and public benefit of using personal data
  • Examine the key tenants of the data ethics framework
  • Establish what data ethics means for your organisation
  • Ascertain how data ethics can be applied in the public sector
  • What data ethics issues will face your organisation
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Align Data Ethics with Compliance

  • Align data ethics considerations with data protection legislation
  • Work through practical examples, which help you consider data ethics issues with GDPR and FOI requests
  • Understand the sharing and re-use of data
  • Take into account copyright and intellectual property considerations
  • Gain awareness of various codes of practice
  • Example best and bad practice examples
12:00 - 13:00

Enhance Data Accountability and Transparency

  • Learn how to be more accountable with the data you are using
  • Keep an audit trail on how you are using data
  • Learn how to clearly document your work
  • Communicate your work to key stakeholders
  • Facilitate peer review to gain critical feedback
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Designing a Data Ethics Toolkit

In this practical session, delegates will design and take back a more robust data ethics toolkit to their organisation. 

  • Ensure your organisation is fully aware of data ethics
  • Embed data ethics considers when using data
  • Develop strategies to ensure your organisation has a robust data ethics framework
  • Understand the limitations of using data
  • Engender an appreciation of data ethics across your organisation
  • Train staff to help them achieve good data ethics
  • Take back a data ethics toolkit
16:00 - 16:15

Evaluation, Close and Feedback