Local Government briefing days on the General Data Protection Regulations

The LGA, in partnership with the i-Network, information governance for London and other supporting public sector information management networks, delivered a series of briefing days on the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) during January and February 2018.

These events were titled "Data protection reform in local government and the new general data protection regulation".  They were hugely in demand with many delegates unable to secure places.  As a consequence, we commissioned a professional recording company to capture each of the four presentations, the panel discussion and the nine workshops for later viewing as online podcasts.  You can reach the podcasts from the LGA corporate web site here:



The day comprised a mix of briefing materials, open discussion/questioning and breakout parallel workshops focussing on selected key detail aspects of GDPR preparations in local government.

Speakers drawn from the regulators, central bodies, theme experts and local case studies/experiences.

The morning comprised plenary sessions, briefings and open discussions. Including:

  • An update from the regulator

  • A review and explanation of the Data Protection Bill and resulting derogations

  • A look at the relevant guidance and support materials that are emerging across other sectors

  • Panel-led open discussion

The afternoon took nine workshops. Included workshop/seminar sessions were:

  • Practical tips on records of processing activity

  • Role and options for the Data Protection Officer

  • How suppliers are helping to preparing your IT systems

  • Managing contracts and procurements after start of GDPR

  • Understanding cyber-security and its impact on GDPR requirements

  • Detecting, reporting and investigation data breaches and related incidents

  • The creation, role and upkeep of privacy impact assessments

  • A legal perspective on processing personal data

  • Appropriate data sharing in the health and social care sector

You are also referred to a highly active GDPR in Local Government knowledge sharing portal in use by officers and councillors as they prepare and discuss planning activities and implementation planning for GDPR


posted by LGA Transparency and Data Programme Team on 11th September 2017

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