The NIGF holds at least three events per year across different locations in the North of England and Scotland. These events are open to anyone working in Data Protection and IT Security and provide a forum for networking and learning more about how other organisations are implementing improvements in this area.
Events usually last half a day and are themed around a specific topic area. In addition, online webinars and networking opportunities will also take place between face to face events.
Here’s a list of our planned events. Seats are limited so if you would like to attend, sign up by clicking on the Eventbrite link (when it is available) in the event description.
In this webinar, Ibrahim Hasan (solicitor and director of Act Now Training) shares his reflections and learnings from the past 36 months. Ibrahim will discuss the first three years of GDPR implementation and learning from fines in the UK, but also more widely across Europe and consider how GDPR and the DPA 2018 has changed as a result of Brexit and what to expect during 2021 and beyond. If you are interested in attending this event, which will be held at 2pm on Thursday 21st January and are not currently a member of NIGF, please get in touch - email@example.com
This networking session run by the NIGF Steering Committee, will allow members to debate the tricky issue of determining data controllers and data processors and assigning appropriate responsibilities based on these roles. Through breakout roooms, members will have the chance to chat with other information governance colleagues about these challenges and learn from each other on how best to determine these roles effectively and implement appropriate governance practices based on these. If you would like to attend this networking event, which will be held on Thursday 4th February at 2pm, but are not already a member, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Northern Information Governance Forum (NIGF) welcomes Information Governance and IT professionals to our launch event.
The launch event will host speakers from leading organisations including;
Speaker 1 - The Challenges of Implementing Data Protection in a Diverse Organisation - Alex Hodge, Grosvenor Estate
Alex Hodge has been Information Governance Manager of the Grosvenor Estate for nearly 5 years and is based near Chester. His role covers both information governance and business continuity. He previously had similar roles in local government.
Speaker 2 - Data Privacy - The Virgin Money Experience - Dan Hunter, Virgin Money
Dan Hunter is a Data Privacy Business Partner at Virgin Money and has worked with the firm for almost 19 years. He has accumulated a broad range of experience having worked in various roles across the bank including Operational Management, Risk & Compliance and more recently in Data Privacy. Dan’s presentation will provide an oversight of the Virgin Money experience in implementing the requirements of the GDPR.
Speaker 3 - GDPR Certification Scheme and Brexit Update - Helen McElroy, Evolve North
Helen McElroy is a Senior Information Governance Specialist with Evolve North. She has over 20 years of experience of implementing data protection, broader information governance, and informatics programmes of work in the private and public sector at a local, regional, and national level.
There will be a series of breakout sessions and workshops and a free lunch will be provided.
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Below is our list of past events
|03/10/2019||Our Inaugural Event|
|30/01/2020||Accountability - Wigan Event|
|09/06/2020||Edinburgh Event 2020 - Postponed|
|17/09/2020||Online Event: Information Sharing and the Information Sharing Gateway|
|21/09/2020||Carlisle Event 2020 - Postponed|
|01/10/2020||Online Event: Who's managing my data: ensuring third party governance|
|15/10/2020||Online Event: We might have got this all wrong: exploring the impact of user error|
|29/10/2020||Online Event: IASME Governance and Cyber Essentials Certification|
|12/11/2020||Online Event: Understanding Data, Information and Records|
|26/11/2020||Online Event: Preparing for Brexit|
|10/12/2020||Online Event: Learning from Recent Data Breaches|