Alan Bell

Head of Information Governance, University of Dundee

Alan Bell is the Head of Information Governance at the University of Dundee, an IRMS Fellow and an Accredited Member of the society. He won the IRMS 'Author of the Year' award in 2016.He is a member of the IRMS Accreditation and Development Sub-Committee, a former Chair of the Scottish Higher Education Information Practitioners Group and a former Secretary of the Forum for Archives and Records Management Education and Research (FARMER).Alan has spoken widely on records and information management issues and served on various professional groups including ARA’s Education, Training and Development Committee, the Committee of ARA's Records Management Special Interest Group and the ARMA International HE Task Force.

Session Details

Monday 22nd May: 15:40pm - 16:10pm

The Price of Freedom (of Information)? Coping with Legislative Change

As we prepare for the GDPR it is prudent to revisit the last major UK implementation of information legislation; the Freedom of Information Acts. What were we promised, what were the projections for the costs of compliance, how did we cope and how far have expectations been realised? What lessons might there be for us as we look towards the GDPR? This session will draw upon research on the costs of freedom of information, the speaker’s experience of legislative implementation in their own organisation and their experience of the value of practitioner networks when coping with legislative change.

Topic: Law - understanding and responding to changes in information law, Lessons from Scotland - case studies and best practices from our host country

Tuesday 23rd May: 15:45pm - 16:30pm

Closing Privacy Panel Discussion

Following on from the success of our privacy panel 2016 we close conference with a privacy panel for 2017. Join us for a panel of 4 experienced information governance practitioners from various sectors. Including, Alan Bell from Dundee University, Rowenna Fielding from NADPO plus representatives from the public and private sector to be announced shortly. In May, with 1 year to go until the go-live date, pose your questions to our panel and see what best practice and good ideas there are to share!

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