Data Sharing in the Public Sector

This Course is available in the Classroom or via eLearning


Throughout the year, this course runs in-person at dedicated training venues throughout the UK (list of upcoming cities outlined in yellow box below). There are ample opportunities to network with other delegates during coffee breaks and at the sit-down lunch. To place a booking, select your chosen course date using the 'Book Now' Button


The eLearning version of this course is facilitated via a dedicated online learning platform utilising videos, supplementary documentation and self-assessment questions. To place a booking, select the 'eLearning' option using the 'Book Now' Button


Course Overview

Training course carries 5 hours CPD points

The sharing of personal data in the public sector, to improve public services and counter criminality and harm to individuals, is a growing all the time and increasingly expected of public bodies.

This course is fully up to date with the requirements of the UK GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018, and the ICO’s Code of Practice on Data Sharing; and also looks at proposals from government which may change data sharing in the near future.

Issues covered include:

  • the meaning and types of data sharing
  • the process of deciding to share personal data, and the role of Data Protection Impact Assessments in the process
  • applying the Data Protection Principles to sharing personal data
  • powers to share data, and legal limitations
  • relevant security considerations
  • specific issues, such as sharing with law enforcement agencies, and the relevance of data protection exemptions
  • data sharing agreements
  • future considerations: the government’s National Data Strategy, and its expected ’Digital Strategy’

This course enables delegates to understand how to approach the sharing of data in the public sector. Those attending on a Classroom-basis will discuss a number of practical ‘real life’ examples and examine the different issues involved.

It is recommended that delegates attending this course have some existing knowledge of data protection. Those with no existing knowledge should attend Data Protection Essential Knowledge – Level 1 before attending this course.

The eLearning course was informative and structured well. I liked the flexibility of learning in my own time and also the exercises at the end of each chapter.”
Course Trainer

Damien Welfare

Damien Welfare
Cornerstone Barristers

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Course Information
LondonTuesday, 07 December 2021
LondonMonday, 11 July 2022
LondonFriday, 09 December 2022

Classroom – 10.00am to 4.00pm (lunch included)

£485 + VAT (Classroom) OR £395 + VAT (eLearning)

- 10% discount for additional delegates for this course when booked together


- 20% discount for additional delegates booked together (up to 5)
- Group Licences available

Who should attend:
Data Protection Officers, Information Officers, Environmental Information Officers, Information Managers, Freedom of Information Officers, Records Management Officers, Information Lawyers, Environmental Lawyers, Legal Advisors, Consultants and advisors to private sector companies providing public services or exercising public functions, and others.


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection




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Course Testimonials

“An excellent eLearning course, well-paced, interesting and informative. Highly recommended.”
Lesley Gauld

“The course was very valuable and pertinent to the public sector!”
Jacqui Rogers
Royal Military Police

“Excellent course, knowledgeable tutor with excellent inter-personal skills, very engaging. I learnt a lot.”
Teresa Gudge

“An excellent course. Well presented.”
Daniel James
Barking & Dagenham DAAT


“The eLearning course was informative and structured well. I liked the flexibility of learning in my own time and also the exercises at the end of each chapter.”
Ying Wan


“Approachable and knowledgeable tutor. The case studies were very helpful.”
David Higginson
ING Direct

“Particularly useful were the steps that must be gone through before data can be shared.”
Adrian Brook
Home Office

“Excellent speaker.”
Laana Chandler

“The case studies are very useful.”
Rhys Campbell
British Transport Police

“The trainer’s knowledge was excellent.”
Colwyn Griffiths
Hertfordshire County Council

"Course was very good."
Sharon Betts-Palmer
Norfolk & Suffolk Constabulary