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Data Protection and Freedom of Information


United Kingdom

22 - 26 Jun, 2015  5 days

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This course introduces the principles and practices of Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation. It explains the key provisions of the law and practice, the need for openness and transparency, and how they affect management, records officers, legal advisers and others who provide information in response public requests.

Who Should Attend?

This course is ideal for ICT managers, lawyers, data protection officers, complaints officers, auditors, press officers and records managers preparing to work with Data Protection and FOI legislation and policies, as well as others unfamiliar with the subject.

Course Outcomes

 Delegates will gain knowledge and skills to:

  • Recognise the elements of the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts

  • Explain the key exemptions and how these are defined

  • Describe how the appeals process is structured and verified

  • Identify the implications of refusals and how enforcement challenges are addressed

  • Define the responsibilities of the commissioner and the formal relationship between the commissioner and the requirements of the legislation

  • Understand country-specific regulation

  • Identify the structure and core provisions of the acts

  • Describe the implementation of the legislation

  • Utilise key exemptions and exploration of the Public Interest Test

  • Investigate the relationship between Data Protection and FOI

London, UK Jun 22 - 26 Jun, 2015
£2,450 (for one week), £4,000 (for two weeks)
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