Freedom of Information/ Data Protection and GDPR

COURSE TUTOR: Your training is provided by Michele Sarginson
Records and Information Manager, Peak District National Park Authority.

Freedom of Information, Data Protection and the General Data Protection Regulations

These sessions aim to help you and your council understand the requirements of data protection, your obligations when dealing with Freedom of Information requests, and the General Data Protection regulations.

The Data Protection Act requires Councils to comply with a set of best practice standards, but how do you balance compliance against a pragmatic approach? The Freedom of Information Act provides the public with greater transparency in the operation of "Public Authorities", which includes all Local (Town and Parish) Councils.

This workshop explores DPA and FOI and gives practical advice so that attendees can feel confident about complying with these Acts and new roles and responsibilities posed by the General Data Protection Regulations which came into force in May 2018.


GDPR £50 per delegate (member rate) £125 per delegate (non-member rate)

TIME: 10 - 12.30

FOI £30 per delegate (member rate) £100 per delegate (non-member rate)

TIME: 1.00 - 2.30pm


All bookings by email are to be sent to Glen Ingham at

Please ensure that you have the council's agreement when booking a place, and that you are also following your council's own procedures.

All booked places will be confirmed with your Clerk.

Please note that sessions will only be run if there are sufficient bookings (usually from at least twelve delegates). Joining instructions will be sent two weeks (or more) before the event, and your booking is made as soon as we receive it (unless you are informed otherwise). Please note our cancellation policy (below).

If you wish to cancel your booking please give at least two weeks notice to avoid your Council being charged in full. In the event of any emergency on the day please telephone the office.