GDPR / FOI Courses

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.

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


OVERVIEW and LOCATIONS:

  • All courses are £295 + 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 Chancery Lane tube on the Central Line
  • EDINBURGH: 5 minutes from Waverley Train Station in the Old Town
  • BELFAST: Central location with parking
  • MANCHESTER: 5 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station
  • BRISTOL: Waterfront location

DATA SHARING MASTERCLASS

Manchester, 3rd March 2020 + Bristol, 9th March 2020
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!

SUBJECT ACCESS AND GDPR RIGHTS

London, February 24th 2020
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

DECODING THE DPA 2018

Edinburgh, 17th February 2020 + London, 28th April 2020
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? Where is the old DPA 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

HOW TO BE A DPO

21st February 2020, Manchester + 30th March, London
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

GDPR IMPACT ASSESSMENTS AND DP BY DESIGN

20th April 2020, London
A practical workshop dealing with how to carry out a Data Protection Impact Assessment.
For more information, click here: GDPR DPIAs