This course aims to provide knowledge and understanding of data protection requirements, to ensure that organisations comply with the law and good practice

Introduction to data protection

The laws governing data protection are due to undergo significant change when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018.

Some aspects of data protection will remain the same, so it's essential you know how to comply with the current laws as they stand and how the GDPR will impact your organisation going forward.

Non-compliance could see your organisation facing very large fines, as well as risking damage to its reputation. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, learners should...

  • Be familiar with the 8 data protection principles set out in the Data Protection Act
  • Be able to identify what information is classed as 'personal data' and apply that to their work setting
  • Understand how to perform their role in a way that is compliant with data protection requirements
  • Understand the legal obligations of a data controller
  • Know how and when to report a data breach, if necessary
  • Understand the relationship between data protection and confidentiality

Who this course is for

This course is suitable for those who handle personal information within their role, and those who are responsible for their organisations' data protection compliance.



We can also tailor this course for your organisation, contact us for an informal discussion about your learning needs.