Data Protection: the Final Countdown


Theme: Information and Data

1 November 2017, 1.45 – 3.30pm, Browne Jacobson, Birmingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in London)

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Presented by Sharpe Pritchard and Bevan Brittan

Course overview

Suitable audience:

Data Protection Practitioners or anyone involved in advising on matters relating to processing of personal data.


The second session will be focused on data sharing for local authorities and will be provided in a workshop setting. The session will be structured around practical case studies based on common data sharing scenarios faced by public authorities. We will explore the legal considerations arising from the data sharing and, in particular, where the legal obligations differ between the Data Protection Act and the GDPR.

Topics to be covered include:

Interactive elements

Practical case studies / workshop

Duration: (1.5 training hours)


This course will cover:

A Ethics professionalism and judgement

B Technical legal practice

B2 Legal research

B4 Draft documents

B5 Advocacy

B6 Negotiation

C Working with other people

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:

Gareth Oldale is Head of Technology and Data at Sharpe Pritchard. He works with clients on major projects predominantly in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors and spends much of his time advising on IT and business process outsourcing projects and on all aspects of procurement in the public and private sectors. He is regularly instructed by a broad range of public sector clients to advise on information law, data protection and privacy issues, cloud computing, internet law, broadband, wi-fi and networking, IP and software licensing, hosting and data centre issues, freedom of information and state aid matters.

Louisa Williams is a solicitor in the Technology and Data law team at Sharpe Pritchard. She advises a range of clients on public procurement law, contract law, IT and business process outsourcing, data protection and freedom of information compliance. She also regularly assists partners on major emergency services, local government and central government ICT projects. Louisa has a keen interest in advising on data protection and freedom of information related matters, in particular in helping organisations “future proof” against the anticipated introduction of the new EU data protection regime.

Jonathan Moore, is an associate in Bevan Brittan’s Information Law Team. Jonathan advises clients from both the public and private sectors on all aspects of information law with a particular focus on data sharing (including international data transfers), privacy law and handling both subject access requests and requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Jonathan also specialises in helping organisations ensure that their internal policies, procedures and infrastructure are compliant with the GDPR. Jon has worked on a number of high profile cases including:

• Successfully representing a public body before the Information Commissioner’s Office, First Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal in response to a serial complainant;
• Drafting contracts, policies and procedures for public and private bodies to ensure compliance with the GDPR;
• Advising and assisting an NHS Trust in relation to the handling of a large volume of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 concerning a highly sensitive and widely publicised incident.
• Advising a large organisation on the international transfer of sensitive personal data in relation to a high value multi-million pound project.

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