Half-Day Seminar

Data sharing agreements – developing strong information sharing protocols and governance when working between and across agencies

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OUTLINE
Improved information sharing is vital to Scotland’s public service reform agenda. From service outsourcing to community planning, from integrated children’s services to health and social care partnerships, public services are increasingly being designed and delivered collaboratively by a mix of public, private and third sector partners.

The efficient, safe and reliable sharing of information underpins such initiatives, enabling services to become more coordinated and, as a result, more effective and more responsive to the user need. Given the value of data sharing to the future of public services, good information governance when working between and across agencies has become critical.

This half-day training seminar will provide an opportunity for delegates to review their existing data sharing protocols and consider their approach to future information governance strategies.

With a keynote address and a role-play session led by the Information Commissioner’s Office, participants will be encouraged to explore the design and implementation of data sharing agreements and consider what processes and safeguards can be put in place to ensure good information governance, quality and security.

FEATURING

KEN MACDONALD, Assistant Commissioner for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Information Commissioner’s Office
CHRISTINE O’NEILL, Chairman, Brodies LLP
ALEX DAVIDSON, Chair, Scottish Adult Protection Convenors and Independent Chair, Perth and Kinross Adult Protection Committee
KEY ISSUES
Key issues on the agenda include:

  • The trend toward collaborative working – and what this means for information sharing
  • A case study of an innovative local information sharing project
  • The importance of understanding the differing information sharing requirements and responsibilities of each partner organisation
  • Identifying data controllers and data processors and understanding the governance implications for both
  • What information should be shared and with whom? And for what purpose, and under which circumstances, will they have access?
  • Developing shared protocols for storage, disposal and dissemination of data
  • Establishing ‘safe havens’ for data sharing, linkage and analysis

OTHER DATES IN THE SERIES
These half-day seminars are also being run in…
GLASGOW on Wednesday 27 January 2016
and
EDINBURGH on Wednesday 16 March 2016

AGENDA

12:30-13:00
Registration and buffet lunch

13:00-13:10
Chair’s welcome and introduction
Alex Davidson, Chair of the Scottish Adult Protection Convenors Committee & Independent Chair, Perth and Kinross Adult Protection Committee

The key role of information sharing in effective public service delivery

13:10-13:40
Data Sharing – Managing legal risk

  • Data sharing structures – different types of data sharing
  • Understanding data sharing relationships – data controllers, data processors etc – and why that matters
  • Identifying and managing data sharing risk
  • The anatomy of a good data sharing agreement

Christine O’Neill, Chairman, Brodies LLP

13:40-13:55
Opportunities for questions and discussion

13:55-14:15
Information Sharing – your experiences

  • Your information sharing experiences
  • Safeguards and governance structures put in place
  • What works? What could be improved? And is there anything you are unsure of?
  • Future direction and sharing of key lessons learned so far

Whole audience discussion led by our Chair, Alex Davidson

14:15-14:30
Tea and coffee break, opportunities for networking

Data sharing agreements: underpinning good information governance

14:30-14:50
Keynote Address
Ken Macdonald, Assistant Commissioner for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Information Commissioner’s Office

14:50-15:40
Role-play session – ‘Creating strong data sharing agreements’
Ken Macdonald, Assistant Commissioner for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Information Commissioner’s Office
Led by the ICO, this session will provide delegates with a 360 degree view of the challenges faced when creating data sharing agreements. Participants will be divided into small groups, each representing an organisation involved in the collaborative delivery of a public service.
As discussions evolve within and between the groups, delegates will explore what a potential data sharing agreement might look like and consider the differing information sharing requirements and responsibilities of each organisation – What information should be shared and with whom? For what purpose and under which circumstances will they have access? And what processes and safeguards can be put in place to ensure good information governance, quality and security?

15:40-15:55
Feedback from role play session and opportunities for questions and discussion

15:55-16:00
Round-up and Chair’s closing remarks

16:00
Close

SPEAKERS
Kenneth Macdonald
Ken Macdonald, Assistant Commissioner for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Information Commissioner’s Office
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Ken Macdonald was appointed as Assistant Commissioner for Scotland for the ICO in August 2005 and his remit was extended to include Northern Ireland in 2010. As such, his main role is to promote information rights by raising awareness of organisational responsibilities across all sectors as well as influencing policy in related areas by working closely public authorities.
Prior to joining the ICO, he spent some 20 years working in economic development within the public and private sectors. He has also held a number of voluntary positions within the third sector and is currently a board member of Deaf Action. He is a graduate of Edinburgh and Aberdeen Universities.


Christine O'Neill
Christine O’Neill, Chairman, Brodies LLP
Christine is Brodies Chairman and a partner in its Public Law and Regulatory Division. A litigator, she is regularly involved in providing advice to clients on information law disputes, including in relation to contentious requests for information under freedom of information laws and the Data Protection Act. She regularly supports clients in managing data security breaches. Christine is ranked first in Scotland by Chambers UK in the field of Administrative and Public law and is currently acting for the Scottish Ministers in defending a challenge to the data sharing provisions of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.


Alex Davidson
Alex Davidson, Chair, Scottish Adult Protection Convenors and Independent Chair, Perth and Kinross Adult Protection Committee
Alex is the Independent Chair of the Perth and Kinross Adult Protection Committee and Scottish Adult Protection Convenors Chair. A Joint Improvement Team Associate, Alex was previously Head of Adult Services in South Lanarkshire Council Social Work Services and Area Manager in Easterhouse, Glasgow, and Motherwell. Currently working with JIT colleagues on Partnership and Integrated working, Reshaping Care for Older People, Learning Disability, and Delayed Discharge in different NHS Board and Local Authority areas. Leading work on introduction of Re-ablement approach in care at home services. Previously, Alex was involved in the Self Directed Support Pilots run by the Scottish Government.
Alex is a Board member of a Key Housing Association, PAMIS (in partnership with people with profound learning disabilities and their carers), and VOX (Voices of Experience, mental health service users for Scotland). Alex is also a Doonhammer, and lifelong Queen of the South supporter, a follower of Bob Dylan, and a climber of mountains.


IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AND HOSTED BY

Brodies LLP
Brodies LLP
Brodies is the Scottish headquartered law firm offering clients the largest specialist legal resource in Scotland, delivering services of the highest quality to Scottish, UK and global organisations.

With offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brussels, we offer legal advice to private and public sector clients in core areas such as mergers & acquisitions, business disputes, commercial property, banking & financial services, employment, pensions & benefits and trust & tax.

Our clients include big companies, small and medium enterprises, entrepreneurs, business people and individuals from all backgrounds who are active in almost every sector of the Scottish economy. They come to us for different reasons but invariably stay with us for the same ones – relationships built on trust and galvanised by the quality of our legal advice, commercial know-how and shared appetite for success.


WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM

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Information Commissioner’s Office
The ICO is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights. The ICO’s office in Edinburgh provides a local point of contact for members of the public and organisations based in Scotland. As well as operating an advice service to address general enquiries, it promotes good practice in data protection by raising awareness of organisational responsibilities across all sectors. It also influences policy in related areas by working closely with the departments of the Scottish government and the wider public sector.
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