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Information & Data Protection Law
Governance & Service Provision
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This two part CPDcast series aims to provide an overview of the key issues surrounding information sharing and local government including the current legal framework and the calls for reform.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know the issues that arise in information sharing between local authority departments;
  • Know the guidance given by the Information Commissioner about data protection issues;
  • Understand the difficulties of using council tax records to populate a CRM system with basic name and address details;
  • Appreciate the issues that the secondary use of Council Information give rise to;
  • Know the issues that surround sharing information with external organisations.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legislative Updates
Procedural
Sources and References:
  • Public Sector Data Sharing, Guidance on the Law (Nov 2003);
  • Data Protection Act 1998;
  • Human Rights Acts 1998;
  • R v Somerset County Council ex parte Fewings and others [1995] 1 WLR 1037;
  • Local Government Act 1972;
  • R (ota Risk Management Partners) v Brent London Borough Council and others [2008] EWHC 692 (Admin);
  • Local Government and Finance Act 1992;
  • Johnson v MDU [2006] EWHC 321;
  • Audit Commission Act 1998;
  • Serious Crime Act 2007;
  • R v a Local Authority in the West Midlands ex parte LM [2000];
  • R (on application of J) v West Sussex County Council [2002] EWHC 1143 (Admin);
  • Children and Young Persons Act 1933;
  • R (on the application of C) v Waltham Forest LBC [2002] EWHC 2007;
  • D v Buckinghamshire County Council [2008] EWCA Civ 1372.

Part 2 of this podcast series looks at information sharing in practice by examining the projects local authorities have embarked in order to share information systematically between their different departments. It also discusses the Information Commissioners guidance about data protection issues, the dangers of using council tax records to populate a CRM system and the issues that arise from the secondary use of Council tax information. Finally it examines sharing information with external organisations.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-10-31

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