Frank Rankin

Information Governance and Consultant,

Frank Rankin has over 20 years of experience as an information governance practitioner. A graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Liverpool, he has worked in records management, freedom of information, data protection and information security for higher education, local government, central government and the NHS. He is currently Information Governance Manager for NHS Education for Scotland. Since 2013 Frank has developed his own business as a freelance information governance trainer and consultant trading as and also working as part of The InFolk Collective. He also delivers training on behalf of Act Now Training Ltd.

Session Details


Monday 22nd May: 11:15am - 11:45am
So You’re the DPO – What’s Next?


From May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation mandates the new role of Data Protection Officer (DPO) for all public authorities and for businesses conducting significant processing of personal data. So, what does the role entail? Frank will explore the scope of the role, including the mandatory relationship with senior management and the critical involvement in data protection impact assessment and business planning. Frank will also, consider the high visibility of the DPO as a contact point for the public and for the Information Commissioner, and the DPO’s central role in the new mandatory breach reporting framework.

Topic: Law - understanding and responding to changes in information law

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