Data protection seminar for local businesses

Free event to highlight the business case for data protection

To assist the business sector to meet their legal obligations, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will be holding a free Data Protection seminar on 18 October 2011 in the City Hotel, Londonderry.

Entitled ‘The Business Case for Data Protection’, the event will feature speakers from the ICO and will focus upon the application of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) in various aspects of business, including employment, sales and physical security.

It will cover issues such as:

  • obtaining and retaining of information about staff and customers
  • recording of CCTV images
  • disclosing or sharing personal data

In the afternoon, there will be a choice of three specialist workshops to attend, covering:

  • cloud computing 
  • developing a data protection policy 
  • sharing of personal data internally and externally

Within each workshop, there will be an opportunity for delegates to raise data protection queries with ICO staff.

Registering for the event

The event is free to attend, although you will have to book your place in advance. To register your interest and request a booking form, you can email quoting the reference ‘DPA Event 18 October’ or call the ICO on Tel 028 9026 9380.