Everyone benefits when our leading businesses and the public sector uphold our information rights. On the occasions where something goes wrong, it is not only people who are affected. The implications to hard-earned reputations can be catastrophic. That's not to mention the enforcement powers available to the Information Commissioners Office for a significant breach. They include criminal prosecution, audit and monetary penalties (of up to 4% of turnover under the GDPR).
If you're responsible for the information processes in your organisation, we offer an informal and practical approach to information rights training and compliance. It could make the difference between building deeper, more trusting relationships with your customers or having to manage the adverse effects of data loss.
What are information rights?
The term Information Rights relates to two areas of UK and EU law:
And laws and practices that give us rights to access official information, often held by public bodies.
- Freedom of Information Act (2000) & (Scotland) (2002)
- Section 46 Code of Practice on Records Management
- Environmental Information Regulations (2004)
- INSPIRE Regulations (2009)
- Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations (2015)
It covers the laws governing how organisations handle personal information about us.
- EU Data Protection Directive 1995/46/EC
- Data Protection Act (1998)
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (2003)
- General Data Protection Regulation (2016)
- Privacy Shield (2016)
Aren't we Leaving the EU?
On 24 October 2016, Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP confirmed: "We will be members of the EU in 2018, and therefore it would be expected and quite normal for us to opt into the GDPR and then look later at how best we might be able to help British business with data protection while maintaining high levels of protection for members of the public." In all likelihood, the GDPR is here to stay - so start preparing.
How we approach information rights training
Despite the legal nature of the subject matter - we've chosen to deal with information rights training from a more practical perspective. Of course, our expert trainers cover the same material. It's just that they cover it with an emphasis towards real world situations. We want our clients to learn the nature of information rights, not just the legislation. Our goal is for the participants of our courses to leave with the knowledge they need to comply with the law and the perspective to understand why they need to.
This approach means we get to work with a broad mix of customers here in the UK and across the EU. Our clients include established international brands, public sector organisations and SME's. We also recognise how different areas of business face their own unique challenges. Because of this, we can tailor our approach to reflect your individual needs.
About our Training Facilities
A modern, comfortable and informal learning environment
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Director of Training, and Founder
In over ten years few have done more to transform Information Rights into a profession than Joyce Landman. Her belief in affordable, continual professional development through industry qualifications challenged the established order. Previously, the high cost of training and legal focus restricted widespread adoption. Joyce has been a trainer and course director for the British Computer Society since 2005. Today, over 1000 students have successfully completed their BCS training with her.
Our goal is to empower you and your team with the knowledge to strike the right balance.