The New Data Bill and Scottish Data Practitioners in 2024: Meeting the data protection challenges ahead

Tuesday 05th March 2024
The New Data Bill and Scottish Data Practitioners in 2024: Meeting the data protection challenges ahead

Data protection requirements for all organisations in the UK and Scotland are governed by law setting out what needs to be complied with and how.  However, the new Data Protection and Digital Information (No2) Bill now moving through Parliament is expected to conclude in early 2024.  It contains a range of changes with implications for all data practitioners and data protection officers, impacting on when, how and why compliance is needed.  What do data practitioners and their organisations need to understand about the new Act, what changes and responses will be required and what are the other latest and next broader drivers of change in the data environment?

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Freedom of Information in Scotland: what’s happening now and what’s coming next?

Tuesday 28th May 2024
Freedom of Information in Scotland: what’s happening now and what’s coming next?

Freedom of Information in Scotland has become both an effective tool for public accountability in Scotland and a growing demand on the resources of our public sector bodies. However, questions over compliance, scope, operation and cost have increasingly come to the fore. What do Scottish bodies covered by FOI – and others that may be pulled into its reach – need to know about where we stand and what may be coming next?

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Emergency and Resilience Practitioners in Scotland in 2024: Understanding and meeting the challenges ahead

Tuesday 04th June 2024
Emergency and Resilience Practitioners in Scotland in 2024: Understanding and meeting the challenges ahead

Emergency planning, resilience, business continuity and risk reduction are the activities we plan, practice and train for in the hope they will never be needed.  They mitigate the worst when it happens and bring assurance and stability when it does not.  However, the threats presented to normal order are magnified by local, national and international events which can bring instability to our own front door.  The consequences of globally linked economies in bad times.  The potential public health effects of diseases on intimately linked societies.  Open and interwoven digital worlds across national borders.  A destabilised international order.  Increasingly turbulent effects of climate change.  The impact of economic downturn on lower public investment and safety and quality outcomes.  Then there are the kinds of accidents and disasters which can occur in good or bad times.  So how do we plan for the unexpected, ensure that we learn from every opportunity, collaborate to maximise best practice and keep our emergency planning and resilience practitioners, and our responders at every tier, well-resourced and able to prevent and react?

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