GDPR for Elected Members

Elected members have a complicated role – sometimes they’re a representative of the council, sometimes of the party, and sometimes they’re acting in their own capacity. For GDPR compliance, this is a lot of hats to wear. Nevertheless, with a sensible approach and some simple rules, members can negotiate this territory well, managing their risks well. This practical course tells members how to receive, store and use personal information in the course of their work while respecting the law.

This course will be helpful for local councillors, assembly members, and MSPs – it is also available as an in-house course.


  • Storing and using data
  • Using personal data to campaign and get elected
  • Working with a party
  • Rules about political marketing
  • Dealing with constituents and complainants 
  • Using your own email and devices vs equipment supplied by the council / organisation