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Dennett House, 11 Middle Street
Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH

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Tel: 01823 270101                    
Email: info@swcouncils.gov.uk

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Training and Events

Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


GDPR for Councillors




This course is delivered on an in-house basis - see content described below.


This course provides an overview of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.


  • GDPR Principles
  • In the news – enforcement action by the ICO
  • What is personal data?
  • Our eight rights
  • Special Categories
  • Conditions for processing data
  • What can go wrong?
  • Data Security

 Self-assessment using ICO toolkits online (requires participants to have internet access)

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