This Excel at Data Sharing training day gives you the latest guidance on adhering to the ICO’s updated Data Sharing Code of Practice and relevant regulation, 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, you need proactive strategies and procedures in place to share data in a more secure and effective way.

Host this training course for your teams to gain the knowledge to excel in data sharing and take away practical guidance to produce your own information-sharing agreement.

Learning Outcomes

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

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
  • Consider the legal basis of information sharing
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Detail retention and destruction schedules
  • Consider data security issues when writing an Information Sharing Agreement
  • 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