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.

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.

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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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

  • 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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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Workshop: Comply with the ICO’s Data Sharing Code of Practice

  • Consider the legal basis of information sharing
  • Gain a firm understanding of the new ICO data sharing code of practice
  • Avoid fines from the ICO for breaching data sharing requirements in the GDPR
  • Ensure your information sharing procedures fully comply with the relevant legislation
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Workshop: Developing a Data Sharing Culture

  • Train staff to confidently share data in a secure way
  • Work in partnerships to ensure the secure sharing of data
  • Promote areas of good practice in information governance
  • Respond to the information governance challenges posed by open data and the need for transparency
12:00 - 13:00

Workshop: Data Sharing in Action

  • Establish when data sharing is necessary
  • Create more efficient process to seamlessly share data
  • Identify and overcome cultural barriers to sharing information
  • Develop effective working partnership with other organisations to securely share data
  • Explore how multi-agency working initiative in Leicester has reduced the demand for emergency services
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Producing an Information Sharing Agreement (Flexible Afternoon Break)

In this session, produce your own information 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

Delegate Price
£495 + VAT

Local Government, Housing, Education & Health

Delegate Price
£445 + VAT


Delegate Price
£445 + VAT

Private Sector

Delegate Price
£595 + VAT