Helping local government comply with the GDPR

If you work in local government, you should be concerned about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be enforced from 25 May 2018.

Local councils are often guilty of breaching personal data. In the past month alone, two councils have been fined for breaching the Data Protection Act, while another has been issued with an enforcement notice. Those fines were both reasonably high – £150,000 and £100,000, respectively – but, under the GDPR, penalties will be much tougher. Any organisation that fails to comply with the Regulation could face a fine of up to 4% of its annual global turnover or €20 million (about £17.63 million) – whichever is greater.

As part of IT Governance’s GDPR webinar series, we are delivering three presentations in partnership with software and business services provider Agilisys to help local governments meet the requirements of the GDPR.

The challenges faced by local government in achieving GDPR compliance will take place on 20 July 2017, from 2:30 pm (BST).

This webinar will cover:

  • The current regulatory landscape and the GDPR’s territorial scope
  • Breach notification procedures and key changes
  • The challenges faced by local governments in achieving GDPR compliance
  • The practicalities of implementing a GDPR compliance management programme

GDPR priorities for local government and initiating a compliance programme will take place on 4 August 2017, from 2:30 pm (BST).

This webinar will cover:

  • An overview of the GDPR and its impact on local governments and their partners
  • The first steps towards conducting a data flow audit and data mapping exercise
  • Preparations and requirements for responding to and dealing with data breaches
  • Developing processes and policies to respond to and deal with subject access requests within local government
  • Outsourcing a third-party data protection officer and its role within local government
  • GDPR solutions that support local government compliance and digital efficiency

The first webinar in the series, Achieving GDPR compliance in local government, is now available to download from our website.

Find out more about our EU GDPR webinar series >>