Redaction & Scrutiny Training Course

Redaction & Scrutiny Training Course2023-09-19T17:35:57+01:00

Public Course Dates

VirtualRachel Mitchell24/Jan/24 09:3024/Jan/24 16:30£395Book
VirtualDebbie Topping18/Apr/24 09:3018/Apr/24 16:30£395Book
VirtualRachel Mitchell18/Jul/24 09:3018/Jul/24 16:30£395Book
VirtualRachel Mitchell17/Oct/24 09:3017/Oct/24 16:30£395Book

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If there are no available dates listed above, please register your interest and we will contact you once a date is available to book.

Course Overview

This one day course starts at the point after you’ve logged the Request once you have all the information in front of you. Through interaction, practical exercises and scenario work, this course will provide you with information about redaction and scrutiny of records when you have received a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) including the processes involved and provide you with an overview of the relevant areas of law.

What you will learn from the course:

  • Understand the difference between redaction and scrutiny. 
  • Understand what redaction is and what it looks like. 
  • Review which parts of UK GDPR / Data Protection Act 2018 and other laws or guidance are relevant. 
  • Be able to recognise potential mistakes and correct them. 
  • Complete exercises and scenarios covering redaction and scrutiny. 

The day will cover the following topics:

  • What is Redaction and Scrutiny? 
  • Principles of redaction and what to look for in redaction software 
  • Understanding of who is asking for information, and who is entitled to what?   
  • Disclosures for children, court orders and law enforcement 
  • Managing requests and redaction & scrutiny process 
  • Tips on redaction and using exemptions 
  • Dealing with Third Party information, Legal Privilege, References and Subject Access Requests 
  • Double checking / Proofing before disclosure 
  • Understanding Risk, escalation and the balancing act 
  • The Harm and Impact of making a mistake including data breaches linked to redaction & scrutiny 
  • Contract Redaction 
  • Practice Redactions and discussions. 

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone involved with redaction or scrutiny work. This course covers the basics of understanding requests whether they are SARs or request for info. Delegates might also include Records Managers/Officers, Subject Access Request Officers, Information Governance Professionals and their deputies, Data Protection Officers or anyone working in this role.

Suggested Follow on Courses

  • Subject Access Request
  • Records Management
  • Information Asset Owner


Will I get a recognised qualification?2022-08-02T14:50:04+01:00

As part of our accreditation with the CPD accreditation group, you will receive either 6, 12 or 15 CPD points for each course attended depending on the course.

The Certificate in Managing Data Protection Compliance is a qualification and is the second qualification of a suite of 3 data protection qualifications.

Do you offer any course discounts?2022-08-02T14:47:26+01:00

Yes we offer a 10% discount for the primary delegate if you book more than one person from the same organisation at the same time.


What happens if the course is cancelled?2021-01-22T14:17:37+00:00

To try to avoid cancelling face to face courses, however if the number of delegates is below 5 we will offer this a virtual course instead.

See full terms and conditions.

When will I be advised of the venue location?2022-08-02T15:09:30+01:00

Exact location are sent out via email, two weeks before the course, we would therefore advise you not to book accommodation until the venue is confirmed.

Pre-Pay Option

Don’t know what courses you’ll need to book just yet? 

We offer a pre-pay option, where you can pay now and choose what courses to book later (within a year). This option is both cost efficient and speeds up the booking process. It’s really handy for large companies/organisations who have frequent training needs. 

Contact us for more information.

In-House Training

If you’re looking to book training for 6 or more people onto the same course, we are able to offer private in-house training – a cost efficient option. 

Contact us for more information.

What our clients said about the course

The opportunity to practice and discuss redactions, and hear from others with varied experiences. Having limited experience of FoI, the discussion of exemptions here was interesting. The course was helpful in highlighting areas which I can continue to develop my own knowledge (particularly any redactions necessary for court orders).

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