GDPR / FOI Courses

If you would like to book a course, click here: BOOKING FORM

You could go on another company’s dull, mediocre course presented by some tedious person in a suit. Or you could stay here and book now. Your choice. Any of the courses listed on this page can be adapted for an in-house session, and you can pick and choose topics to make up a full or half day at your location.

OVERVIEW and LOCATIONS:

  • All courses are £275 + VAT.
  • all courses start at 10am, finish at 4pm and include lunch and course materials, as well as access to template policies, guidance and useful links via the 2040 website (specific materials vary from course to course)
  • LONDON: 5 minutes from Marble Arch tube
  • EDINBURGH: 5 minutes from Waverley Train Station in the Old Town
  • BELFAST: Central location with parking
  • MANCHESTER: 5 minutes from Piccadilly Station

DATA SHARING MASTERCLASS
London, 16th September 2019 + Belfast, 17th September 2019 + Edinburgh, 25th November 2019 + Manchester, 29th November 2019
Data sharing is often perceived to be the most complex and difficult of DP issues, but the legislation doesn’t see disclosure as being any different to other forms of processing. There are pitfalls, especially if the data will be re-purposed or where you might need to disclose confidential or sensitive data. This a practical, plain English guide to ensuring that disclosures are lawful and justified – as well as details of how the DPA exemptions apply and what the rules are for special categories data, the course also covers data sharing agreements, data processors and disclosures across International boundaries. Book now!

FOI SOS
Belfast, 8th October 2019
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Freedom of Information in both its 2000 (England Wales + NI) and 2002 (Scotland) incarnations have been in operation for more than ten years, but confusion and misunderstands abound (and that’s just in the Information Commissioner’s Office). The course will set the current state of play on how to deal effectively and efficiently with your requests – if they’re valid, how to get them in and out on time, whereas if there is a legitimate refusal, how to do that clearly and fairly.

GDPR IMPACT ASSESSMENTS AND AUDITS
Edinburgh, 2nd September 2019 + London, 4th November 2019
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Special two-part course dealing with two vital activities to assist with effective and efficient compliance with the GDPR. In the morning, a practical workshop dealing with how to carry out a Data Protection Impact Assessment, and in the afternoon, a guide to setting up and running a GDPR audit of your organisation (or a client’s). Attendees receive a guide on when to run a DPIA and a GDPR audit guide.
For more information, click here: GDPR DPIAs

GDPR, PECR AND DIRECT MARKETING DEMYSTIFIED
London, 1st October 2019
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A practical, no-nonsense guide to the implications of data protection and PECR for marketing, fundraising and other promotional contacts with individuals and businesses.
READ MORE HERE: GDPR and Marketing

HOW TO BE A DPO
November 7th, London
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Especially if you’ve been thrown in at the DP deep end, being a DPO is a daunting prospect. How do you know when information can or should be disclosed? When should you report an incident to the Information Commissioner? What does avoiding conflicts of interests mean, and in a small organisation, how do you avoid compromising your independence? What happens when your organisation just won’t comply? This is not a classic DP A-Z course – How to Be A DPO is about developing the skills to be an effective and efficient DPO. You will learn how to decode GDPR and DPA 2018, what to use and what to ignore, and how to give the best advice.
READ MORE HERE: How to be a DPO

DECODING THE DPA 2018
More courses soon
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The Data Protection Act 2018 is a monster – hundreds of pages of complex sections and schedules, doing several different, overlapping jobs. It makes the GDPR work, it applies GDPR to areas that wouldn’t otherwise be covered, and contains specialised provisions for law enforcement. When wading through all of it, the most important question is this: WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO? This plain-English course focusses on the practicalities – when will you need a policy document? Who is covered by the law enforcement provisions? How do the exemptions work (AKA: where is Section 29?). Cut through the legalese and join this course to find out what the law is really about. This course will be fully Brexit-proofed – assuming we know what deal has been done, the course will explain how the GDPR and DPA will change.
READ MORE HERE: DPA Decoded

GDPR RIGHTS
More courses soon
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Everything you need to know about subject access and other rights like the right to be forgotten and objection. Course includes understanding the effect of the DPA 2018 exemptions and the impact of recent court cases like Dawson-Damer vs Taylor Wessing. Does old case law still apply? Can we refuse a request because of why the person asked? Does GDPR have a ‘vexatious’ exemption? All these questions and more will be answered. This course will help you put together a robust and effective programme to deal fairly and sensibly with rights requests of all shapes and sizes.
READ MORE HERE: GDPR Rights

GDPR SOS
More courses in 2020
Struggling to work out what the GDPR is about? Looking for a clear guide to what practical steps you need to take to keep yourself off the ICO’s radar? This is the course for you – a crash course into the practical steps you need to put in place. Nobody will be fully compliant with GDPR overnight, but there are a host of sensible steps you can take. Book now to find out more.
If you would like to book a course, click here: BOOKING FORM