Subject Access Requests (SAR) place tremendous strain on the voluntary sector where staff time is a limited resource, and organisations may not have access to specialist data protection advice on legal requirements when responding to a SAR.
This webinar is aimed at professionals at all levels working in the sector with a basic understanding of the right of access but who are interested in top tips and learning about common problems areas when responding to SARs.
It will include a Q&A session.
What will this event cover?
This webinar gives a general overview of
- Verification of SAR
- Extending timeframe for SAR responses
- Circumstances when refusal of a SAR is possible
- Responses where the request involves confidential information about other individuals
- Other common exemptions when responding to SAR
- Risk areas in the voluntary and not for profit sector
- Top tips for effective handling of SAR in small organisations
- Establishing processes and maintaining records when handling SAR to comply with the UK GDPR accountability requirements
What are the outcomes?
- Improve understanding of the UK GDPR requirements and the ICO guidance about the right of access
- Improve understanding of how to evidence compliance with the UK GDPR to meet legal accountability requirements and ensure the organisation minimise risk of a successful complaint to the ICO
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for anyone in the voluntary sector responsible for responding to SAR or managing those responsible for responding to SAR, and also for management and HR professionals responsible for data protection compliance.
How long will the webinar last?
This will be delivered on Thursday 3rd March at 10.00am finishing by 11am.
What will the cost be?
This webinar will be delivered via Zoom and is free of charge.
Reserving a place
Places can be booked by filling out the form below. Alternatively, please e-mail email@example.com or telephone 0333 2400 308.
Who will deliver the training?
Sean Morris, Legal Manager at Navigator, trained as a solicitor in the public sector at Brighton and Hove City Council, the first UK local authority legal team to receive LEXCEL accreditation, the quality mark for excellence in practice management and client care. He completed a seat in Education and Social Work where his responsibilities included representing the local authority at Special Educational Needs Tribunals.
Having specialised in employment law, Sean joined the litigation team at RBS/NatWest Mentor where he defended Tribunal claims and in addition advised on data protection law. This involved supporting businesses from a wide range of sectors, such as retail and health care, and helping prepare for compliance with GDPR. He went on to work for the largest employment law services provider for UK businesses and later joined a commercial private practice where he advised on privacy and data protection law.
Sean has managed teams responding to complex data subject access requests on behalf of corporate clients in the retail and banking sectors and supported businesses dealing with data breaches. His experience reviewing business compliance has included drafting and updating internal data protection policies and privacy information for commercial clients, in addition to data mapping and drafting ROPAs for national energy companies and charities. He has also delivered training on data protection and employment law.
In 2019 he became a dual qualified solicitor with the Law Society of Scotland and the following year completed the Law Society of Ireland’s Certificate in Data Protection Practice. Sean also has experience of working both as a volunteer and in paid employment within the sector. Currently he is a volunteer board member with the Equality Network.