Half-day seminars

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.

Each interactive 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

DAVID FREELAND, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office
MAUREEN FALCONER Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office
GRANT CAMPBELL, Partner, 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
ABERDEEN on Tuesday 10 May 2016

MORNING SEMINAR – AGENDA

08:45-09:15
Registration and morning refreshments

09:15-09:25
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

09:25-10:00
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

Grant Campbell, Partner, Brodies LLP

10:00-10:15
Opportunities for questions and discussion

10:15-10:35
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

10:35-10:50
Tea and coffee break, opportunities for networking

Data sharing agreements: underpinning good information governance

10:50-11:15
Keynote Address
David Freeland, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office

11:15-12:15
Role-play session – ‘Creating strong data sharing agreements’
Maureen Falconer, Senior Policy Officer, 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?

12:15-12:35
Feedback from role play session and opportunities for questions and discussion

12:35-12:45
Round-up and Chair’s closing remarks

12:45
Close

AFTERNOON SEMINAR – AGENDA

13:00-13:30
Registration and buffet lunch

13:30-13:40
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

13:40-14:15
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

Grant Campbell, Partner, Brodies LLP

14:15-14:30
Opportunities for questions and discussion

14:30-14:50
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

14:50-15:05
Tea and coffee break, opportunities for networking

Data sharing agreements: underpinning good information governance

15:05-15:30
Keynote Address
David Freeland, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office

15:30-16:30
Role-play session – ‘Creating strong data sharing agreements’
Maureen Falconer, Senior Policy Officer, 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?

16:30-16:50
Feedback from role play session and opportunities for questions and discussion

16:50-17:00
Round-up and Chair’s closing remarks

17:00
Close

SPEAKERS
David Freeland
David Freeland, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office
@ICOnews
David joined the ICO in 2013 as a Senior Policy Officer in our Scotland office. He leads on stakeholder engagement in Scotland with the business, culture, and justice sectors.
David engages with stakeholders across Scotland to increase awareness of the Data Protection Act and to encourage the development of policies and practices with personal privacy in mind. This work includes responding to consultations on new legislation, organising and delivering workshops and presentations and representing the ICO in sector-based forums.
Previously, David worked for the Electoral Commission in Scotland. He provided written and verbal guidance on electoral law and practice in Scotland as well as contributing to the development of electoral policy and legislation. He is also a graduate in Politics of the University of Strathclyde.


Maureen Falconer
Maureen Falconer, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office
@ICOnews
Maureen Falconer joined the ICO in 2007, and is one of the Senior Policy Officers at the ICO’s Scotland Office. Maureen works with a variety of organisations, providing awareness-raising events to promote the Data Protection Act as a standard for good processing of personal information rather than it being viewed as a barrier. Maureen’s remit includes the NHS, Local Government, Education and Social Work.
Prior to joining the ICO, Maureen worked in the Scottish Parliament as parliamentary researcher for Dennis Canavan MSP until his retirement in 2007. Coming from an academic background, Maureen lectured and researched in public administration with specific interests in education and health.


Grant Campbell
Grant Campbell, Partner, Brodies LLP
Grant is head of Brodies’ Commercial Services Division and an experienced commercial lawyer of more than 20 years’ standing, specialising in IP, technology and commercial contracts work. He is a founding member of the accreditation committee for the Law Society of Scotland’s data protection and freedom of information specialism and advises many clients in both the public and private sectors on DP and FOI matters, including data sharing. Grant is a longstanding training provider for data protection training specialists, PDP Training.


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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