As data sharing becomes more important between organisations and users, it’s time to start cracking the code to securely share data in a more effective way.

Our Excel at Data Sharing training course 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.

Leave the day with the knowledge to excel in data sharing and take away practical guidance to produce your own information sharing agreement.

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

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Iain Harrison
Information Governance Specialist

Iain Harrison would never claim to be an “expert” but would admit (if pushed) he is a specialist on data protection, environmental information, freedom of information and open data, information security and surveillance law.

Iain brings 16 years of experience in delivering consultancy, advice and guidance in information law-related topics to a variety of public, private and voluntary organisations. Iain currently manages an Information Governance & Risk Team and is responsible, along with the above, for preparation and implementation of the GDPR within a large unitary local authority and giving support to its partner organisations.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Train staff to share data confidently and securely
  • 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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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 - 10:45

Understand the Fundamentals of Data Sharing

  • What to consider when deciding to share data
  • Explore the types of data sharing:


Ad hoc

One off

  • Consider the relevant security concern.
  • Promote areas of good practice in the collection, use and safe storage of data
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Comply with the ICO’s Data Sharing Code of Practice

  • Consider the legal basis of information sharing
  • Gain a firm understanding of the ICO data sharing code of practice
  • Ensure your information sharing procedures fully comply with the relevant legislation
12:00 - 13:00

Workshop: Developing a Data Sharing Culture

  • Establish when data sharing is necessary
  • Create more efficient process to seamlessly share data
  • Train staff to confidently share data in a secure way
  • Work in partnerships to ensure the secure sharing of data
  • Respond to the information governance challenges posed by open data and the need for transparency
  • Develop effective working partnership with other organisations to securely share data
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Producing a Data Sharing Agreement (Flexible Afternoon Break)

In this session you will consider what data sharing agreements are and when they should be used.  Produce your own data sharing agreements and receive expert feedback from the trainer.

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

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


Central Government & Agencies - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Local Government, Housing, Education & Health - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Charity - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Private Sector - Virtual

Delegate Price
£445 + VAT