Information Rights – UK GDPR, FOI & Data Protection

As we are accustomed to the new environment that UK is no longer part of the European Union, it remains important for civil servants and public sector staff to remain up to date with relevant legislations outlining our legal obligations in information rights.

Participants will be updated with the latest developments in this area. Participants will have a better understanding of the lawful basis of their legal obligations and be able to fulfil their obligations with confidence.


Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes


Key Training Features

  • Understand the lawful basis of processing personal data under the Data Protection Act 2018 and UK GDPR
  • Gain an insight into the basic principles of Freedom of Information legislation
  • Understand the difference between processing a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) and a Freedom of Information Request (FoI)
  • See the bigger picture – how freedom of information and data protection fit into the government’s agenda to increase transparency
  • Receive an update about Data Protection and UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), following Brexit
  • Know what to do if there is a data breach and how to avoid cybercrime
  • Mitigate risks through information governance and security

Who Can Attend

The course is designed for all in the public sector who are creating, managing, collecting and processing information and personal data.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of FOI and DP and the impact of the GDPR changes. Be able to apply their responsibilities regarding FOI and DP to their organisations.
  • Be able to discuss an action plan with achievable next steps
  • Have had an opportunity to ask questions about GDPR
  • Networked with other participants from Government in a small intimate learning environment



10:00 - 16:00


£595 + VAT


Civil Service College, Westminster, London

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


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