Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Dates:

Part 1 - Tuesday 15 October 2019
Part 2 - Tuesday 22 October 2019
Part 3 - Tuesday 29 October 2019

Please contact law-cpe@glasgow.ac.uk if you are interested in this course.

Time: 18.00-20.00
Training Hours: 6 hours over 3 sessions (plus 4 hours individual preparation time - 10 hours in total)
Venue: School of Law, University of Glasgow

Course Synopsis:

Part 1 - An introduction to the Data Protection Act 1998

Part 2 - An introduction to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations.

Part 3 - The interface between Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Target Audience: Trainees, newly qualified lawyers and professionals
Delivered by:

Daradjeet Jagpal, Director and Legal Consultant, Information Law Solutions Limited

Daradjeet Jagpal is Director and Legal Consultant at Information Law Solutions Limited, an independent consultancy providing advisory, training and audit services in Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Direct Marketing laws to private, third and public sector clients across the UK. He has advised clients of all sizes from start-up businesses, well-known commercial brands to UK Government Departments and Scottish Government Directorates.  He was single-handedly responsible for advising the Organising Committee of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on Information Law issues associated with the organisation, management, broadcasting and delivery of the Games.    

He is a regular contributor to legal and industry publications and has been asked to comment on developments in Information Law for: LexisNexis; the International Bar Association; Workplace Law Magazine; The Herald and The Scotsman newspapers; Scottish Legal News; Scottish Housing News; Inside Housing; and Third Force News, amongst others.

He has two Masters' level degrees in Information Law (with distinction) and has completed the Information Systems Examinations Board's certificate course in Data Protection Law.

He speaks widely at client and third party events.  In 2010, he was invited by the first Scottish Information Commissioner to address the Commissioner on the scope of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and their possible application to the private sector in Scotland.  His submissions to the Commissioner resulted in the Regulations being extended in application to registered social landlords in Scotland in June 2014.  He has separately been commissioned by the University to write and produce online training videos and associated test questions for University staff on data security matters. 

Cost:

£350 (no VAT applicable)

 If you have already registered with a trainee package, please email law-cpe@glasgow.ac.uk to reserve your place on this course.