Saturday 19 January 2019

GDPR for Councillors

EMC is holding a half-day seminar on the General Data Protection Regulation. This seminar has been designed specifically for elected members. The EMC's GDPR for Councillors course takes an overview of GDPR requirements and looks specifically at the requirements of elected members, covering;

GDPR introduction and overview

  • Effective date
  • Regulation v Directive plus derogations
  • Brexit
  • Data Protection Bill

Data Protection Refresher

  • Definition of Personal Data
  • Data Protection Principles
  • Conditions for processing – including when an elected member is a data controller in their own right for their ward work
  • Information Sharing – including with councils, MPs etc. on behalf of their constituents
  • ICO as a Regulator

New Principles & Accountability

  • Special Category Data
  • Revised Principles
  • Accountability Principle – new requirements for elected members
  • Rights of the Data Subject


  • Scope & Territory
  • Conditions for Processing
  • Consent
  • Privacy Notices

GDPR Mandatory Requirements

  • Data Protection Officer
  • Data Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Data Breach Reporting & Fines – When elected members must report a data breach

Other GDPR Implications

  • Children
  • Contracts
  • Profiling & automated processing
  • Notification and payment of fees to the ICO
  • Political activities inc. campaigning and use of Party data

Preparing for GDPR

  • Steps to Take Now
  • Action Planning / Gap Analysis 

Course details

Date and time

Friday 4 May 2018, 10:00 - 13:00


East Midlands Councils
Pera Business Park
Nottingham Road
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire, LE13 0PB


Local Authority Members £95

Associate Members £115

Non-members £150

(all prices subject to VAT)

How to book a place at this event

To book a place on this event please use the online booking form available from the link below.

If you have any questions contact 01664 502 637

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