bto appointed as Fife Council data protection training provider

The Data Protection Defence Team from bto solicitors (Paul Motion, Lindsay Urquhart and Laura Irvine) has been selected to provide data protection training to Fife Council following a competitive tender process.

The tender specified a requirement to train council staff handling sensitive personal data.

As the third largest authority in Scotland, Fife Council comprises 78 elected members and around 20,000 council officers/employees working together to design, develop and deliver over 900 individual public services across Fife.

Mr Motion who heads the bto team said: “We are very grateful to have been given this opportunity to share our team’s experience.

“The Information Commissioner has made clear that adequacy of training is a factor he will consider in the event of a data breach, whether in the public or private sector.”

With offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow bto (Brechin Tindal Oatts) in its current form was established in February 1997 as a result of the merger of two well-established practices, Brechin Robb and Tindal Oatts.

Brechin Robb’s origins date back to 1905 while Tindal Oatts can trace its beginnings to 1850.

Mr Motion is profiled in the Scottish Legal Annual Review 2015.

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