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NADPO goes International

NADPO Chair Jon Baines appeared this week in Milan for the annual conference of the Italian Associazione Data Protection Officer (ASSO DPO).

Jon featured in a round-table discussion of the role of the Data Protection Officer in Europe – a subject which is set to raise some interesting points now that the GDPR is approaching.

Thanks to ASSO DPO for the invitation and for looking after our Chair so well. We hope to collaborate again soon!

Discount on Freedom of Information book

Matt Burgess, who runs FOI Directory, is offering NADPO members a 20 per cent discount on his new book, FOI: a pracitical guide for journalists. To access the discount code, please click on the ‘documents’ tab on this website. Members can log in and scroll to the bottom of the page for details.

If you are a member and need help to access your account, don’t hesitate to contact us at

Update on new NADPO website and logging in

We are still working on getting the whole website up and running, but are pleased to have had some positive feedback on the work that we have done so far.

We are being asked about members being able to log in and manage their memberships and access documents, as well as new members joining.

We hope to have the documents page up by the end of the weekend, as well as the instructions on how new members can join. They will generate their own passwords and be able to access documents immediately.

For our established members, because we want data to be up to date and accurate, we are migrating the old database over more slowly and we estimate that this will happen by the end of June. As we undertake this migration, you will be sent a new password (your login will be your email address) so that you can also manage your membership and access our documents area.

We are sorry for this delay, but hope people will be patient – we are all volunteers and do this work in our spare time. The task of creating a new website has already been a mammoth one, and while there is more to do, we are nearly there.



We are very pleased to announce that the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) and NADPO have come to an agreement to work closer together and to provide some reciprocal privileges for members.

In practice, IRMS will now reserve a number of places at its seminars and conferences run by its regional and special interest groups for NADPO members to attend. IRMS members will similarly be alloted a number of places to attend NADPO events.

Where you wish to attend a NADPO event as an IRMS member, please let us know when you book your place. As there will only be a small number of places, please book attendance as soon as possible.



Welcome to the new NADPO website. We have been working on lots of changes to NADPO in its administration, but we promise to still bring you fascinating speakers and learning at our conferences.

Since Jon Baines took over as Chair, we have been working to improve the mechanism for maintaining our membership lists and make billing smoother.

We also intend to move to Eventbrite as a way of signing up members to attend events.

We will bring you more regular tweets and through @nadponews and from time to time, we will be blogging here, about the organisation and occasionally about information rights and law.