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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.

  • £250 per ticket and 10% off if you book multiple tickets
  • Includes all training, lunch, refreshments and materials.

 Key training objectives include:

  • Exploring the essential role of a DPO – Who, what, how?
  • Implementing practical strategies to remain compliant with your legal obligations.
  • Developing model policies and templates for your establishment.
  • Understanding related areas of information management, PECR, cyber security, risk and governance.
  • Promoting high data protection awareness across your organisation.
  • Your Action List – Essential steps for your organisation to achieve full compliance

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:

  • Are a public authority
  • Carry out regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale as core activities
  • Carry out large scale processing of sensitive personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences

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

  • Informs and advises the organisation about your obligations to comply with the GDPR and other data protection laws.
  • Monitors compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR.
  • Has appropriate expertise or experience.
  • Is the primary Data Protection contact point in the organisation.
  • Advises on, and monitors, Data Protection Impact Assessments.
  • Cooperates with the Information Commissioner’s office (ICO) and is the first point of contact.
  • Can carry out other tasks and duties, provided there is no conflict of interest, so the DPO may hold the asset register and records of the organisation as the central point for ensuring that the organisation is compliant.
  • Understands and advises on a risk-based approach to data processing in their organisation.

By attending our DPO workshop you will:

  • Be updated by Data Protection legislation and your obligations.
  • Consider other related statutory, regulatory and operational requirements.
  • Learn in a powerpoint-free interactive learning environment.
  • Network with other delegates also in a DPO position.
  • Receive full access to learning materials within a delegates pack.
  • Receive a certificate of completion for your CPD file.

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

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