Understanding the role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
Course Tutors
Sally Cort
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Target Audience
Administrative Staff / All Leaders / Business Managers / Deputy Headteachers / Designated Senior Person / Headteachers / INCos/ SENCos / Middle Leaders / Office Managers / Personnel Officers/Assistants / Senior Leaders
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Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Business Management Services
Event Description
Introduction to GDPR in terms of the role of the DPO. The aims of the session are to provide delegates with the knowledge of what the role of DPO entails.

Duties of the DPO, including:
1. obligations for GDPR compliance
2. monitoring compliance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
3. understanding and managing internal data protection activities
4. data protection impact assessments
5. internal data audits
6. reporting of data breaches
7. dealing with requests for information

Steps to be taken to show compliance including:
1. documenting all activities
2. conducting a regular data audit
3. monitoring of an action plan
4. ensuring staff are aware of responsibilities
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending the session, participants will:

  • gain an understanding of the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 and their implications

  • learn about the responsibilities of a DPO

  • receive practical guidance on common data protection issues

  • understand the next steps to take to ensure compliance

Additional Information
Start Date
Thursday 6 February 2020
End Date
Thursday 6 February 2020
Closing Date
Wednesday 5 February 2020
09:30 - 12:30
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