We hold regular events and speaking engagements to raise awareness of people's rights over their data, and to assist organisations in understanding their legal duties.

Our events programme should be considered in the context of section 61 of The Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017 which outlines our duty to raise public awareness of citizens’ rights and to promote awareness of controllers/processors’ legal duties.

It is a key aspect of our Communications Strategy, and we use our events to effect positive cultural change by:

  • being accessible to local organisations and citizens of all ages
  • improving compliance by building awareness of topical issues in data protection
  • encouraging innovation and excellence in data protection practices
  • exploring official guidance with the regulated community
  • gathering feedback from local industry and individuals

Effecting cultural change: Project Bijou
In May 2021 we launched a social initiative called Project Bijou, which explores working with people to create cultural change. 

Missed an event? 
You can access recording of selected previous events/webinars via our YouTube channel (or via the 'Past' events below) . 

Need a speaker? 
If you would like an ODPA representative to speak at an event you are running please complete this short speaker-request form and we will endeavour to organise something with you. Please note our Policy on External Events and Speaking Engagements

We have a number of key topics that we routinely cover (listed below), but where possible we are happy to tailor a session to a specific audience’s needs/interests: 
•    The seven data protection principles
•    Data protection in the workplace 
•    Data ethics 
•    Individuals’ rights over their data 
•    Data protection in Healthcare 
•    Data protection for small businesses / charities 
•    How to respond to ‘data subject access requests’ (DSARs) 
•    Data breaches: human error vs. technology 




The ODPA does not have a training remit and as such our events should not be considered to constitute a training programme.
CPD points
Please note we will not be awarding points for continuous professional development. Attendees are free to contact their own professional bodies to find out whether our events programme could count towards their CPD.
Children and Young People
The events/speaking engagements above are usually aimed at adults. We have a specific initiative aimed at Children & Young People called 'Project Bijou Seeds'.  
Drop-in sessions
We started offering drop-in sessions to representatives from organisations in March 2019. These are for general enquiries from controllers and processors only.
Study visits
Since March 2019 organisations have been able to apply for a study visit if they have a specific, in-depth query that they would like to explore with us privately.