Data Protection: Understanding the Accountability Principle
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced a new accountability principle which means that an organisation, as the controller of personal data, must not only comply with the other data protection principles but also has to be able to demonstrate how it complies.
Expert trainer Kate Grimley Evans will call on her knowledge of Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) audit outcomes to give a much fuller understanding of the accountability principle than can be gleaned from ICO guidance alone. The main themes covered by the course are:
Understanding the DPO role (or data protection compliance officer role) in the context of the accountability principle
Understanding data protection liabilities and identifying and managing risks
Understanding governance implications and effect on the board structure/scheme of delegation
Understanding the training which should be provided to staff
Understanding how the accountability principle affects data sharing.
This course assumes that the delegate already has a working knowledge of the basic requirements of the GDPR.
The course is most suitable for Board Directors looking to understand what more they can do to meet the accountability requirement of the GDPR. It would also be suitable for data protection officers (DPOs) or data protection compliance officers although they would need to be prepared to report their learning to the highest level of management in their organisation. The course is also suitable for lawyers (in-house or in private practice) who need to be able to advise on more advanced aspects of the GDPR.