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Course Detail

PD134 - Data Protection and Freedom of Information

This course is intended for those members of staff who deal with personal data with a particular focus on Professional Services and administrative staff in academic Schools.

We are sorry, we can only offer this course to members of staff at QMUL and not to students.

This training presentation will cover data protection legislation and its principles and the implications of these on QM. Data protection relates to personal data, that is, information about an identifiable, living person, such as data in MySIS and including expressions of opinion in emails or on exam papers. The General Data Protection Regulation also allows individuals access to any information about themselves held by QM and regulates its collection and use of information about individuals. Whatever your role, data protection will affect you and your job in some way. It is important that all staff know their responsibilities in this area. The trainer is the Records & Information Compliance Manager who is QM’s subject matter expert, qualified in data protection.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • understanding of key terms and the data protection principles, and in particular:
  • recognising a subject access request, and what to do with it
  • understanding responsibilities and offences and minimising risks
  • examples in practice
  • knowledge of best practices to adopt

Provided by: Professional Development


Date: Wednesday 27 November 2019

Venue: Scape 0.15, ME, Scape, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 13:00


  • Mr P Smallcombe