UK Data Protection outside the EU
Tuesday 8th June 2021

Over two mornings - Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th June 2021

Given the COVID-19 health emergency, it has not proved possible to run our usual training events in Grangemouth. In response to demand from delegates, we are running a series of Spring 2021 training events on-line through the highly successful GoToWebinar and Microsoft Teams platforms. This will allows for a full training day but spread over two mornings and will allow for full audience interaction and Q&A sessions in addition to a full training presentation.

IRRV is pleased to advise of this important training event on data protection.

This webinar is designed to provide a working knowledge of the requirements of data protection law as it affects revenues, benefits, assessors and other public sector organisations.

It will be useful to those who are new to data protection and to those who need to sure that they are update to date with current legislation. The trainer has previously undertaken very successful data protection seminars for IRRV Scotland around the implementation of GDPR and this new webinar fully updates data protection in the post-Brexit situation.

The course will be delivered by webinar over two mornings. Participation, discussion and questions are encouraged. Delegates are welcome to bring forward issues, problems or questions that they are facing.

Session 1 - The law

The first session will provide delegates with an overview of the DP law as it stands following Brexit.





  • Overview of the legislation - i.e. where to find the bits that are relevant.
  • The language of data protection.
  • Data protection principles.
  • Controllers rights duties and powers.
  • Processing and processors.
  • Sharing personal information.
  • The security of personal information covering retention, access to data and prevention of unauthorised access.

Session 2 – Data Protection in practice




  • Data subject rights. What they are and when they apply and when they do not.
  • Role of the Information Commissioner in enforcement
  • Issues that arise in practice


  • What is Personal Information
  • Sharing information with representatives - are all representatives equal?
  • Interaction with other legislation (FOI, Complaints).
  • Data breech and Social Engineering


  • Data Protection in the wider context


  • Can there be privacy?
  • Harms are linked to the processing of personal information
  • Artificial intelligence / Machine learning and data protection


  • The course will conclude with a look at future trends in data use and the protection of personal information.

The course will be led by John Harding. John has over 30 years' experience administering benefits and Council Tax in Edinburgh. In that time he has acquired extensive practice in investigating, preparing and presenting appeals to Review Boards, Appeals Tribunals and the Valuation Appeal Committee as well as negotiating complaint outcomes with the Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman. He has been presenting courses for the IRRV for the last 3 years and is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society with an MSc in Occupational Psychology

The workshop represents excellent value for money, with seminar fees starting at only £165 + VAT.

We have held delegate charges at 2019 levels and, in addition, every third place from the same organisation booked in the same booking comes entirely free of charge.

A full brochure is available here