13 April 2018
Faculty of Health and Social Care , Edge Hill University
This is a free event for IT staff of UCISA member organisations, however, due to the level of interest could we please ask that we have no more than 2 people from each institution!
What does GDPR mean for IT support activity? Join us for a UCISA Community Day on Friday 13th April at Edge Hill University's Faculty of Health and Social Care in the centre of Manchester.
Lots of work has been put in across the sector understanding the impact of GDPR on areas such as staff/student records, alumni relations, fundraising and marketing/communications - but little thought has been put into what it means for the provision of IT support.
Do we understand our data and where it is? What's in your ITSM tool and should it even be there?!
How do we manage data retention vs. the need for reporting and understanding trends?
Are we keeping our suppliers in line?
Getting consent - when is a privacy statement not enough?
Are we prepared to support our users on GDPR?
The day will be a mix of workshop activity, with talks from colleagues inside and outside the sector, focusing on what GDPR means for day-to-day IT activity. We will also have input from some data protection and governance colleagues from HE institutions.
(If you interests are broader please look at the UCISA Cyber Security Survival Guide event in May)
It is important the stress that we don't expect the day to result in a lot of definitive answers! Our aim is to collectively understand some of the issues, discuss them with peers and subject matter experts, and have some ideas for addressing them that we can bring back to our home institutions to explore with our own DP/GDPR teams.
Thank you to UCISA for providing refreshment and to Edge Hill University for providing a venue.
Booking will close 6pm Monday 2nd April. In the event of being oversubscribed we will maintain a waiting list.
Please register via eventbrite
Note: Due to the level of interest could we please ask that we have no more than 2 people from each institution!
Please be aware that we will share your name with UCISA for the production of delegate badges and to ask you to complete an optional post-event survey.
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If you have any questions please contact the event organisers.
This event is free to attend for IT staff at UCISA member organisations, with refreshments kindly provided by UCISA and our venue for the day courtesy of Edge Hill University. Due to the level of interest could I please ask that we have no more than 2 people from each institution!
The day will be a mix of workshop activity and some talks from colleagues in the sector focusing on how GDPR affects day-to-day IT activity, particularly support (if your interests are broader I encourage you to take a look at the UCISA Cyber Security Survival Guide event in May). We’ll have input from some data protection and governance staff from HE institutions, as well as hearing from an ITSM solution provider on their experience working with customers on GDPR.
It’s important the stress that we don’t expect the day to result in a lot of definitive answers! What we do hope to do though is put together a list of concerns and questions, with some ideas for addressing them, that we can take back to our institutions and explore with our own DP/GDPR officers.
If your organisation has already taken action to prepare for GDPR in this area and would be willing to come along to share your ideas and experience with your peers we would love to hear from you.
If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions please get in touch but otherwise I look forward to seeing some of you in Manchester.