Act Now Wins E-Learning Gap Analysis Tender

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Act Now is pleased to announce that it has won a contract to deliver consultancy services to a major organisation in the regulatory sector.

We have been asked to use our information law and security expertise to assess the content of the organisation’s mandatory e-learning modules covering the Data Protection Act, Information Security (ISO 27001:2013 certification) and the Freedom of Information Act.

The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that the training content meets the legislative and ISO 27001 (2013) requirements and meets the needs of the organisation’s staff, associates and contractors, providing them with a gap analysis report based on the current training provision, examples of best practice and legislative requirements.

This project will be led by Ibrahim Hasan and Frank Rankin who are well-known experts and trainers in this field. Commenting on the award of the contract, Ibrahim Hasan said:

“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to use our expertise on this project. This is one of many recent consultancy projects Act Now has undertaken and enhances our reputation as one of the UK’s leading providers of in house training and consultancy in information law and information management.”

Act Now is also starting to develop an international reputation. In January 2015 Ibrahim Hasan and Paul Gibbons were in the Far East to deliver data protection audit training to the Government of Brunei.

We have also developed a number of interactive e learning solutions to assist organisations comply with their legislative and regulatory requirements.  With the new EU Data Protection Regulation likely to come into force in 2018, it is important that all organisations assess their staffs’ data protection awareness and compliance.

Please take a moment to browse our in house training and consultancy pages. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your requirements in this area.

Brunei or Bust

In January 2015 the Act Now team will be flying out to Brunei to deliver data protection audit training to staff working for the Government of Brunei.

Negara Brunei Darussalam, to give Brunei its full name, is a small country located in Southeast Asia. It is surrounded by Malaysia and has two parts physically separated by Malaysia. Here is the BBC’s guide to the country.

This is phase 2 of our Brunei consultancy project. Phase 1 involved developing a Data Protection Audit Manual based on the Data Protection Policy released by the Brunei Government. This included guidance on DP audit planning, preparation and the use of DP audit templates.

Ibrahim Hasan and Paul Gibbons, well known experts and trainers in this field, will lead the Brunei training project. Ibrahim said:

“I am looking forward to going out there to showcase our training expertise to an international audience. As more countries enact data protection legislation, we hope to be at the forefront of developing products and services that will enable those working in this field to develop their skills.”

This is one of many recent consultancy projects. Last year Act Now won a tender to deliver information rights consultancy services to The Rural Payments Agency. We were tasked with reviewing the RPA’s information rights handling policies and procedures in the light of best practice and legislative developments.

This latest project enhances our reputation as one of the UK’s leading providers of in-house training and consultancy in information law and information management. We pride ourselves on having the most well known experts who have all worked in the public sector for many years. We particularly specialise in:

  • Conducting information management audits
  • Writing policies, procedures and protocols
  • Conducting information risk assessments
  • Providing best practice advice on handling requests for information
  • Writing reports for senior managers and decision makers

Please take a moment to browse our in-house training and consultancy pages. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your requirements in this area.

Act Now Appointed to Deliver Information Rights Consultancy Project

Act Now Training is pleased to announce that it has won a tender to deliver information rights consultancy services to an executive agency of a UK Government Department.

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is an executive agency of Defra, and operates as the single accredited CAP paying agency in England on behalf of Defra and the Devolved Administrations. It delivers £2.3 billion of CAP payments each year to the businesses and organisations which supply our food, maintain our rural economy, cultural heritage and environmental landscapes. In total, it is responsible for over 40 EU CAP schemes, some of which apply across GB and the UK.

RPA is subject to the full range of information access legislation including the Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations. Act Now has been tasked with reviewing the RPA’s information rights handling policies and procedures in the light of best practice and legislative developments. By the end of March we will be delivering a report setting out our recommendations.

Paul Simpkins and Tim Turner, well known experts and trainers in this field, will lead this project. Commenting on the award of the contract, Ibrahim Hasan (director of Act Now Training) said:

“I am very pleased that we have won yet another consultancy project for a major government agency. Our services will contribute to the good work already being done in the RPA to ensure that information governance processes and procedures follow industry best practice. ”

This is one of many recent consultancy projects Act Now has undertaken and enhances our reputation as one of the UK’s leading providers of in house training and consultancy in information law and information management. We pride ourselves on having the most well known experts who have all worked in the public sector for many years. We particularly specialise in:

  • Conducting information management audits
  • Writing policies, procedures and protocols
  • Conducting information risk assessments
  • Providing best practice advice on handling requests for information
  • Writing reports for senior managers and decision makers

We are also starting to develop an international reputation. In January 2014 we won a contract to deliver data protection consultancy services to the Government of Brunei.

Please take a moment to browse our in house training and consultancy pages. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your requirements in this area.

Act Now in Brunei

Act Now is pleased to announce that it has recently won a contract to deliver data protection consultancy services to the Government of Brunei.

Negara Brunei Darussalam, to give Brunei its full name, is a small country located in Southeast Asia. It is surrounded by Malaysia and has two parts physically separated by Malaysia. For those (like us) who have never been to Brunei, here is a quick guide.

Amongst other things, Act Now’s work for the Brunei Government will involve developing a Data Protection Audit manual based on the Data Protection Policy released by the Brunei Government. This will include guidance on DP audit planning, preparation and the use of DP audit templates. In time we hope to be training government officials on the developed Audit Manual and procedure.

Act Now has been delivering information governance consultancy services to the UK public sector for many years. This includes preparing for audits, designing standard documents and policies and carrying out DP and FOI health checks. We have also developed a number of off-the-shelf products.

The Brunei project will be led by Ibrahim Hasan and Tim Turner, well known experts and trainers in this field. Commenting on the award of the contract, Ibrahim Hasan said:

“I am very pleased that our good work in the UK has now been recognised internationally. This project will give us an opportunity to showcase our expertise to an international audience. As more countries enact data protection legislation, we hope to be at the forefront of developing products and services that will enable those working in this field to develop their skills.”

If you would like to know more about how Act Now can help you please get in touch by e mail.

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