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Naomi Korn Associates is delighted to offer a Data Protection Officer Workshop for cultural heritage organisations, schools, further and higher education institutions, charities and other public sector bodies. The training will take place at the Imperial War Museum, London on 2 October 2018, 10am to 4pm. Please see below for details! This comprehensive, specialised and interactive training day will outline the role and responsibilities of a Data Protection Officer as well as provide top tips for success.

 Key training objectives include:

What is a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?

This is the role in an organisation which has responsibility for ensuring that personal data is protected and that the organisation is compliant with the legislation. There should be a degree of independence so the DPO reports direct to the highest management level of the organisation as a part of the organisation’s governance. They are part of the enhanced focus on accountability.

Organisations must have a named DPO if they:

Public authority is defined by Freedom of Information legislation and for bodies performing a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of their official authority, e.g. the administration of justice, the Houses of Parliament, ministers or a government department, or activity that supports or promotes democratic engagement. There are some exceptions, e.g.  parish councils.

Every organisation that processes personal data should have a named data protection lead. It is open to any organisation to appoint a DPO voluntarily. They may be employed in the organisation or with a service contract to fulfil the role. It may also be practical for there to be a shared DPO across related bodies, e.g. a central government department with separate agencies, or a Multi-Academy Trust across a number of schools.

Requirements of the DPO

By attending our DPO workshop you will:

Seats are limited so we advise you to book yours soon. Lunch and refreshments provided. For further information contact Patrick Ibbotson: patrick@naomikorn.com

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