Act Now Training is pleased to announce that data protection specialist, Kirsty Squires, has joined its team of associates. Ibrahim Hasan, solicitor and director of Act Now Training, said:
“I am very pleased that Kirsty has joined our team. We were impressed with her ability to explain difficult subjects in a simple jargon-free way with a dash of humour. Her data protection knowledge coupled with real world experience will help us expand our consultancy services and deliver more online and classroom-based workshops to our clients.”
Kirsty is currently the Data Protection Officer for East Northamptonshire Council.
Her job includes developing and delivering a range of bespoke practical training to staff, councillors and partners on a range of subjects including handling complex subject access requests, redaction and publication of data, and GDPR essentials for councillors. Kirsty developed and implemented the council’s GDPR readiness plan and some tools for data flow mapping and ROPA/IAR development and maintenance. She continues to support the authority in developing its data protection culture and its response to COVID-19.
Kirsty’s previous roles in project management, transformation and change, and business analysis have often included managing data protection and information governance projects in the public sector. She has worked with a wide range of services including children’s services/social care, ICT security/PSN compliance, community development/safety, social housing, waste management, contracts and procurement and human resources in both the public and private sectors.
Kirsty also supports the development of information governance and data protection practices for the Future Northants Unitary programme. She leads on the training and policy development elements of information governance for the new unitary authorities in Northamptonshire. Kirsty said:
“I am delighted to be joining Act Now family. Act Now has a great reputation as leaders in the field of information governance. I am particularly excited about adding to their range of interactive online workshops.”
Kirsty will be a delivering a free webinar on Managing Data Protection Risk on 13th May 2020. Places are limited so please book early. For those looking for a GDPR qualification from the comfort of their home office, our GDPR Practitioner Certificate course is now available as an online option.