As a Data Protection Officer (DPO) you are at the forefront of understanding, managing, and advising on data protection issues within your organisation. You must often carry out this role with limited support and technical guidance.

Our Excelling in the Role of Data Protection Officer training course has been specifically designed to help you as a DPO to successfully manage your increased workload, responsibilities and embed information governance best practices.

Gain a firmer understanding of the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill’s impact on your organisation. Take away a DPO toolkit full of tools and techniques to comply with GDPR, Data Protection Act and the ICO Data Sharing Code of Practice; better manage and handle data breaches and understand how to carry out data protection impact assessments.

Leave the day with a DPO toolkit to help you better perform your duties.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards, and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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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 the DPO role complies with the data protection legislation and guidance: GDPR, Data Protection and Digital Information Bill and Data Protection Act
  • Embed more effective data sharing procedures
  • Manage and reduce personal data breaches
  • Carry out a data protection impact assessment
  • Design and take back a DPO toolkit 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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To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 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 data protection regulation: DPA Act 2018, GDPR, FOI and revised ICO Data Sharing Code of Practice
  • Discuss the potential impact of the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill for you and your organisation
  • What does the legislation say about being a DPO?
  • Understand key roles and responsibilities
  • Ensure compliance with data protection regulation
11:00 - 11:15


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 - 12:30

Embedding Effective Information Sharing Techniques

  • Apply the ICO’s Data Sharing Code of Practice
  • Establish when data sharing is necessary
  • Understand and apply the lawful basis for information sharing
  • Develop effective working partnership with other organisations to securely share data
  • Identify and overcome cultural barriers to sharing information
  • Review relevant Information Sharing Agreements
12:30 - 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
  • Understand how to prevent a data breach
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 14:45

Designing an Effective Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)

  • Gain an overview of data protection impact assessments
  • Examine bad and best practice examples
  • Learn when to carry out a data protection impact assessment
14:45 - 15:00


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

Round Up and Key Takeaways


Central Government & Agencies - Virtual

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Local Government, Housing, Education & Health - Virtual

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Charity - Virtual

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