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The Data Protection Act 2018 governs the way that public sector bodies share, process and handle data. As such, it is critical to ensure that all staff fully understand the requirements.

Whilst many will have had initial training when the GDPR and the wider regulations came into force, there is still some way to go instil confidence at all levels in information governance and practice. 

To address this, eight councils have come together to co-design local government focused InfoGov training with BAFTA winning film-makers and education experts. 

Starting from an outline based on ICO guidance, Data Protection Officers and Information Governance Managers from across local government have worked through real life InfoGov processes and agreed clear steps around processing, sharing and managing data. 

The resulting nine modules cover: 

  • Data Confidence 
  • Data Type & Purpose  
  • Lawful Bases  
  • Special Category Conditions  
  • Impact  
  • Document & Notify  
  • Data Near Misses & How to Avoid Them  
  • Sharing Data Confidently  
  • Love That Data - coveringData 
  • Hygiene & Good Governance - and including Surveillance (CCTV, drones, body worn cameras, dashcams etc). 

This week a significant milestone was reached in that the scripts were signed off by the eight collaborating councils, meaning that production now begins to transform the words on the page into interactive, engaging videos and eLearning. 

The training will be animated in the same style as the Dojo series (https://cc2i.org.uk/products/all-products/dojo-local-government), and use proven methods to embed learning and best practice, whilst instilling confidence in all levels of staff. 

The nine new modules with supporting SCORM compliant eLearning will be delivered in March 2019, be accessible on any device and include subtitles. 

If you would like access to the scripts to understand what is covered and whether it might be relevant for your organisation, please get in touch withsam.hore@cc2i.org.uk 

The councils co-funding and co-designing the training include Blackpool, Derby, East Sussex, Gloucestershire, Oldham/GMCA, Portsmouth, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, and were brought together by the public sector collaboration platform, CC2i. 

 https://cc2i.org.uk