Alan Shipman


Group5 Training

Managing Director, Lead Editor on ISO/IEC 27701

Alan Shipman is Managing Director and Principal Consultant for Group 5 Training Limited, a leading independent consortium of technical experts and consultants providing practical guidance on the implementation of Information Management Systems.  Group 5 Training specialise in the application of the British Standard Specification for Evidential Weight and Legal Admissibility of Electronic Information (BS 10008), for achieving real business benefits, with particular emphasis on management policies and operational procedures, in both traditional and e-commerce environments.  They also provide consultancy services relating to the practical implementation of the UK Data Protection Act 2018 (BS 10012, ISO/IEC 27701), to the International Standard on Records Management (ISO 15489) and to the BS ISO 27000 series (Information Security Management).

Alan has been involved in Document Management Standards for over 38 years, specialising in user aspects.  He is Chairman of the BSI Document Management Applications committee, and is Chairperson of the International Standards Organisation (ISO) Document Management Applications technical committee.  He is also chairman of BSI’s ‘Identity Management and Privacy Technologies’ sub-committee that mirrors the equivalent ISO/IEC committee.  He acted as editor for the new ISO/IEC 27701, which specifies a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) which was published in August 2019.

Alan received the Master of Information Technology award from the Association of Information and Image Management International in 1998, and was awarded their Standards Excellence Award in 1999.  In 2009 he was awarded the AIIM Distinguished Service Award for his work in International Standards.  In 2013 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Information and Records Management Society.


Contributions by Alan Shipman

  • Privacy Engineering Section Forum - SOLD OUT
    Forum Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019