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Instructor-led course

Provided by: PPD Personal and Professional Development

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Data Protection and FOI: An Introduction


The rights and responsibilities outlined in the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts increasingly impact upon the University’s academic and administrative work. This course explores the key concepts in the Data Protection Act 1998 and illustrates how the ‘data protection principles’ affect various day-to-day working scenarios. It introduces the fundamental aspects of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and details the ways in which the University handles responses to individual requests under both Acts. Finally, it outlines various records management and information security measures that can aid compliance with the legislation and lead to a more efficient working environment.

Target audience

University staff

  • Further details regarding PPD's eligibility criteria are available
  • to have an understanding of the central concepts of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • to be aware of how these pieces of legislation affect the University’s work, including responses to individual requests
  • to have an appreciation of best practice measures to aid compliance

One half day session

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