Masterclass – Handling Subject Access Requests in Educational Establishments
15 February 2022
10.00am – 12.00pm
Subject Access Requests (SAR) from parents and staff are increasingly common.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) reported on its review of eight educational establishments In November 2020, looking at their compliance with data protection legislation, and in particular their SAR handling.
This Masterclass is aimed at professionals in the education sector with a working knowledge of the right of access looking for high-level training on how to process SARs and evidence compliance with the UK GDPR requirements.
What will this event cover?
- ICO recommendations for education establishments handling SARs
- Verification of SAR and handling requests for information about children
- Extending timeframe for SAR responses
- Responses where the request involves information about other individuals
- Common exemptions when responding to SAR
- Establishing processes and maintaining records for handling SAR to comply with the UK GDPR accountability requirements.
What are the outcomes?
- Improve professional knowledge of the UK GDPR requirements and 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 schools minimise risk of a successful complaint to the ICO
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for anyone responsible for handling SAR received at educational establishments, including management, Data Protection Officers and HR professionals.
How long will the webinar last?
This will be delivered on 15 February 2022 at 10.00am finishing by 12pm.
What will the cost be?
£50 plus VAT per delegate.
Reserving a place
Places can be booked by filling out the form below. Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.