Organisations across the public sector are transforming the delivery of public services through commissioning and partnership working. Many of these services involve the collection, use and retention of citizen and personal data.
The management and sharing of this data to achieve citizen outcomes for organisations engaging with external organizations and shared service models creates emerging challenges for governance and compliance with the Data Protection Act.
Whilst the Data Protection Act isn’t new those familiar with the scale and severity of fines issued by the Information Commissioners Office (documented in the Data Breach Log) will recognise the exposure to risks.
Evolving models for service delivery therefore require appropriate procedures and policies awareness along with management and governance appropriate for sharing data.
Participants will learn:
- Key requirements of the legislation
- Practical requirements of main codes of practice
- Implications and practical approaches to data sharing
Enabling them to implement in their organisation:
- Clear guidance around the data protection act, citizens rights, appropriate and legal sharing in partnership environments;
- A thorough understanding of the Data Protection Act 1998;
- How the act is applied, how to be compliant and practical issues around information sharing and exchange; and
- How to develop an information sharing protocol, when to use them, the role of data sharing agreements.
Who will benefit?
Roles and responsibilities including (but not restricted to): Heads, Managers and Officers responsible for Service Delivery, Information, Information Governance, Partnerships, Transformation and Shared Services.
Who will you be learning from?
The course is delivered by Philip Jones who is currently Head of Information Governance for Staffordshire County Council and a member of the organizations Wider Leadership Team.
Philip has corporate responsibility for the transparency, data protection, information strategy, information sharing, freedom of information and is responsible for managing four corporate teams dealing with records and information management, information legislation, IT security and the corporate EDRM implementation for 9,000 staff.
Philip has thirty years experience in information management working extensively in the UK public sector and also as a private consultant.He has been involved with information standards for over fifteen years and is a co-editor of ISO 15489 International Records Management Standard. He is currently Chairman of the BSI Archives & Records Management Committee (IDT 2/17).
In November 2000 he was appointed the first ever UK Visiting Professor at the University of Northumbria. He has written numerous articles and about information management and published two bookson the subject. He has lectured in the UK, USA, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Japan and South Africa on a wide variety of information related topics.
Amongst his other professional activities he serves as a Chairman of the British Computer Society FOI Examination panel and has served as Director and then Chairman of the Records Management Society (GB), he is currently President of the International Records Management Council. Philip was voted UK Records Manager of the Year 2000.
08.45-09.30am Registration and refreshments
09.30-09.45am Welcome and introduction
09.45-10.30am The Act – The principles
10.30-11.00am Practical session
11.00-11.15am Mid morning refreshment break
11.15-12.00pm Employment and CCTV Codes of Practice
12.00-12.30pm Practical session
12.30-01.15pm Lunch and refreshment break
01.15-02.00pm Personal Information Online Code of Practice
02.00-02.30pm Role, powers and authority of the Information Commissioner
02.30-03.00pm Information sharing protocols
03.00-03.15pm Mid afternoon refreshment break
03.15-04.00pm Data sharing agreements
04.00-04.30pm Summary, conclusion and course close
Dates and venues will be confirmed soon. Please complete the registration form below to be kept informed of developments and to secure the early registration discount. Delegate rates from £295 (for early registrants) upto £345 (determined by venue locations).
Refreshments of tea, coffee, water and a finger buffet lunch with sandwiches is provided for delegates.