Due to the cessation of face-to-face teaching on QMUL campuses, some changes have been made to the current provision. Check the Venue column for information. Sessions will either proceed online at their scheduled times or will be POSTPONED with further notice. Please check your email as you will likely have received notice, or contact your tutor for more information | Introduction of new booking system

Course Detail

PD134 (Fully booked / Online webinar) - Data Protection and Freedom of Information

[O&PD team are now transitioning to run some of our core workshops online, in webinar format, which will involve presentation style delivery with an opportunity to interact with the group and submit your questions. We will aim to send you a calendar invitation in the day/s before the session with a meeting link you to join the virtual session at the indicated start-time.]

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 (apologies, we will not accept bookings from PHD students or students at any level and may verify your staff role to confirm or cancel your booking).

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: Monday 8 June 2020

Venue: Webinar, Online, Internet

Time: 14:00 - 16:00


  • Mr P Smallcombe