Over the past year, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) updated its guidance in several areas impacting on independent schools. This training:
- provides an overview of updates, such as ICO guidance on video surveillance, handling Covid and vaccination status information, and the new statutory Code of Practice on data sharing
- discusses ICO enforcement actions in 2021 to identify key areas where independent schools might focus on improving compliance.
- discusses changes anticipated in the year ahead and how best to prepare.
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 in Scotland 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 for educational establishments.
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.
What will the cost be?
The cost to attend is £55 + VAT.
Reserving a place
To book places online, please visit the SCIS website, linked here.