**FULLY BOOKED** Data Protection and Information Governanace
Date - 07/12/17 - Time: 10am-12noon - Location: Dorset Youth Association, Lubbecke Way, Dochester DT1 1QL - Price: £45


Data Protection and Information Governance – Practical guidance on how to apply the Law
There has been a recent sharp increase in public sector organisations being targeted by cyber criminals as they process valuable personal data on their citizens. Are you comfortable that your council is applying appropriate security to that data? Are you aware of the penalties and risks for not doing so? Are you aware of the changes for data protection regulation?

Have you ever had a tricky information request where you are unsure where to start, what to disclose, and how much time you can spend on it before charging!?

Information is the lifeblood of public services. However, complex legislation governs information which often leaves organisations unsure about the different areas of compliance relevant to them. This session will cover the 3 elements of good information governance:

1. Data Protection
2. Information Security
3. Freedom of Information

It will provide attendees with valuable knowledge in these three areas, but more importantly practical tips and guidance on how to apply these in your councils in a manner which will ensure compliance with legislation, and comfort that you have satisfied your statutory requirements.

Who should attend?
This training is suitable for Clerks, RFO's, chairman and councillors.

The Trainer
This session will be delivered by Rob Long, Audit Team Leader and Information Security Lead at Audit West.

Audit West was originally created as an independent partnership between two Unitary Councils – Bath & North Somerset and North Somerset – to deliver a shared Internal Audit Service.

Since then it has already grown to deliver a wide range of other services to the Public Sector and the partnership continues to look at new opportunities to share best practices and innovation to all of their clients.

Audit West have worked with other County Associations in the South West, delivering Information Governance training which has been well received. 

Date and venue
Thursday 7th December 2017
Dorset Youth Association (DYA), Lubbecke Way, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1QL

Start time and duration


£45.00 to include coffee/tea, relevant hand outs and attendance certificate (for councillors - this contributes towards the DAPTC Star Awards for Councillor Development 2017/18 certificate for your council, provided the qualifying criteria is met) or CPD certificate (for clerks - this is worth 1 CPD point).

How to book (please ensure bookings are made via the clerk)

Booking is easy and safe. Upon successfully completing the booking form below, the clerk will receive an immediate automated booking confirmation, along with the delegate (the email address must be entered in the delegate address for booking confirmation and joining instructions to be received).

Places available


Joining Instructions

The clerk (and delegate, provided their email address was entered at the time of booking) will receive an emailed course confirmation from DAPTC, including directions to the venue and other course details approximately one week before the course date. If this is not received, please contact us as it may indicate we have not received the booking.

Terms and conditions


Unless a cancellation is made at least two working days prior to the date of the course, your council will still be invoiced and the full course fee will still be available.


Your council will be invoiced after the course; please do not forward payment in advance.

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