The Liver Building

The essential practical guide for Data Protection Officers


Speaker: Jo Morris

Date: Tuesday 4th September, 2018

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Areas of Law: Management

Liverpool Law Society,
2nd Floor Helix,
Edmund Street,
L3 9NY

Course Code: S4063


Under the Data Protection Act 1998 it was not a requirement to have a nominated Data Protection Officer (DPO) but under the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which came into force on the 25th May 2018, you may find that you need to appoint one.

Draft guidance from the ICO states that the Data Protection Officer should be designated on the basis of their professional qualities, in particular, their expert knowledge of data protection law and practices together with the ability to fulfil his or her tasks. In some European countries fines can be imposed on businesses for not having the right person in the role. So who will it be?

This practical course is for anyone already in the DPO role looking to update and refresh their knowledge or for people taking up or thinking about taking up this important role.

The course will include:

  • The Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
  • The appointment of the Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • What are the responsibilities of the DPO
  • Policies, registers and procedures – what do you have already and what will you need
  • The DPO will have many hats to wear – what professional qualities should you have
  • Dealing with data subjects rights including subject access requests
  • Involvement in the Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA)
  • Auditing – what is involved
  • Training for all staff
  • The recording and reporting of breaches
  • The costs of getting it wrong!

Speaker Biographies

Joanna Morris has over thirty years’ experience of working in solicitors practices from being a legal cashier to a practice manager.  Joanna is a consultant having previously worked in a top 40 law firm as a Risk and Regulatory Compliance Training Manager.  She has also worked as the Finance Compliance Manager for the first Alternative Business Structure (ABS) in Wales.  She is a Diploma member of the Institute for Legal Finance and Management (ILFM).  Joanna is a qualified NVQ assessor and holds a Certificate in Education for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Jo was highly commended in June 2011 by the Legal Education and Training Group (LETG) in the category Best Programme for Lawyers for Solicitors Accounts Rules training for Hill Dickinson LLP.  She was also shortlisted in the category of Compliance Trainer of the Year for the Women in Compliance Awards 2014.


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