When: Jan 13 2011
Presenting: Ibrahim Hasan, CEO, Act Now Training
Ibrahim Hasan is a recognised expert on data protection, freedom of information and surveillance law. He was previously Principal Solicitor at Calderdale Council and has worked for Bradford Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.
He has also held positions as an associate with the Institute of Public Finance and as a non executive director of an NHS Trust. Ibrahim is now a full time trainer and writer on information law issues and a consultant with IBA Solicitors. Ibrahim is very much in demand as a presenter at courses and conferences throughout the UK. He has conducted training sessions for many national organisations as well as local authorities and the NHS. His high profile clients include the Olympic Delivery Authority, the House of Commons, the Scottish Executive, General Medical Council, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, Birmingham City Council and various other local and central government organisations. Ibrahim has travelled to China to train young Chinese and Hong Kong lawyers on behalf of the Law Society and the Bar Council. Ibrahim's articles have appeared in many professional journals including the Local Government Chronicle, Benefits Magazine, IRRV Insight Magazine and Solicitors Journal. He sits on the editorial board for an international journal on freedom of Information entitled "Open Government" and is a member of the European Information Managers Group (EURIM). Ibrahim contributed to the privacy law aspects of a book entitled "Spy TV – Just who is the digital revolution overthrowing?" which won a Big Brother Award from Privacy International. Ibrahim currently writes the Freedom of Information Update column in the Law Society Gazette and is a guest lecturer on the University of Northumbria's LLM in Information Rights Law. He also produces the UK's only Freedom of Information podcast and runs the Act Now helplines on Surveillance Law and Freedom of Information.