Local Government Briefing: Complying with the General Data Protection Regulation

Confirmed speakers:

  • Jane Moore, Solicitor and Head of Legal, National Association of Local Councils (NALC)
  • James Cornwell, Barrister, 11KBW 
  • Jackie Gray, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP 
  • Chucks Golding, Lawyer - Information Management & Security, Bracknell Forest Council
  • Tanya Rossington, Data Protection Officer; Litigation Manager, Gateshead Council
  • Ajike Alli-Ameh, Programme Manager, Founder & Regional Coordinator of North West WARP, Tameside Council (iNetwork) (event chair)


On 25th May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, which will have a significant impact on the use of personal data within local government. It is crucial that local authorities comply with the new rules so that they maintain the trust of local residents that their personal data is used appropriately by their council. Residents will also want reassurance that steps are taken to avoid data breaches and proper action is taken if a breach is identified.

Join Westminster Briefing on Tuesday 12th June for an up-to-date brief about how the GDPR will affect local government and assess the steps your council should take in order to comply with the new rules.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Key principles of the GDPR, what is changing and how it affects local government
  • What your local authority needs to do to implement its requirements
  • Up-to-date guidance on the grounds for processing personal data
  • Dealing with Subject Access Requests
  • Detecting, reporting and investigating data breaches under the GDPR
  • Risks of non-compliance: enforcement of the GDPR
  • The role of the Data Protection Officer in securing GDPR compliance
  • Reviewing current data protection practices and agreeing a strategy for GDPR compliance
  • Putting effective security and governance structures and procedures in place, including with suppliers
  • Learning from peers: how other local authorities are preparing for GDPR

The Event:

The morning will examine at the impact of the GDPR on local authorities, the steps local authorities need to take in order to comply with the GDPR, as well as the risks of non-compliance.

The afternoon session will look at best practice in preparing for the GDPR within local government, and will examine a number of case studies of how councils have prepared for its introduction.

Who Should Attend?

Attendees will be local councillors and council officers, including those with the following job titles: Chief Information Officer, Director of Information Security, Data Protection Officer, Director of IT, Digital Director, Head of Legal and Governance, Head of Risk and Audit.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: Dominic.Leigh@dodsgroup.com.

Tuesday 12th June 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector & Not For Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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