Data sharing agreements - developing strong information sharing protocols and governance when working between and across agencies
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.
Assistant Commissioner for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Information Commissioner's Office
Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office
Chairman, Brodies LLP
Chair, Scottish Adult Protection Convenors and Independent Chair, Perth and Kinross Adult Protection Committee
1230-1300 Registration and buffet lunch
1300-1310 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
1310-1340 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
1340-1355 Opportunities for questions and discussion
1355-1415 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
1415-1430 Tea and coffee break, opportunities for networking
Data sharing agreements: underpinning good information governance
1430-1450 Keynote Address
Ken Macdonald, Assistant Commissioner for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Information Commissioner’s Office
1450-1540 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?
1540-1555 Feedback from role play session and opportunities for questions and discussion
1555-1600 Round-up and Chair’s closing remarks
31-33 Union Grove