Data Protection Online Training Course
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This online Data Protection course is designed to help businesses and individuals comply with the essential principles of the Data Protection Act and the EU and UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
If you handle personal information as part of your work, then data protection should be integral to your daily activities. This course explains what your responsibilities are under data protection law so that you understand how to collect data legally, obtain consent where required, process data in accordance with the law and ensure data security.
- Developed by a qualified legal professional
- Approved by CPD and IIRSM
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 2 hours
- Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day
Aims of the course
By the end of this course learners will:
- Understand the key terms used in data protection law.
- Understand their responsibilities under the EU and UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act.
- Have knowledge of the principles of data protection that all organisations must adhere to.
- Understand the lawful grounds for processing personal information.
- Understand how to obtain consent from data subjects.
- Have an understanding of data subject rights, including access rights and the right to be forgotten.
- Recognise the responsibilities of data controllers, data processors and data protection officers.
- Understand how to ensure data security and report personal data breaches.
- Be familiar with the consequences of non-compliance.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Additionally, this course has been independently recognised by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management as meeting the standards of its Training Approval Scheme.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 2 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
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|1||Introduction to Data Protection and the EU and UK GDPR|| |
What is data protection? Key definitions, GDPR – what is it and Brexit, case studies.
|2||The Principles of Data Protection||Fair, lawful and transparent processing, purpose limitations, data minimisation, accuracy, data retention and storage, data security and accountability.|
|3||Legal Grounds for Processing and Obtaining Consent|| |
Collecting data, performance of a contract, legal compliance, vital interests and public interests, legitimate interests, obtaining consent, methods for obtaining consent and withdrawing consent.
|4||Data Subject Rights||Access rights, the right to be forgotten, the right to restriction, rectification and objection, data portability and automated processing.|
|5||Data Protection Responsibilities||Who has responsibility for data protection? Data controllers, data processors, data protection officers, data protection by design and default, data security, reporting breaches, transferring data and consequences of non-compliance.|
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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
Who should take this course?
All businesses are required to comply with data protection law. If you handle any sort of personal information as part of your work, whether it’s about customers, clients, members of the public or employees, then you have a responsibility to keep that personal data safe and secure and process it in line with the GDPR.
This Data Protection course is suitable for staff at all levels and no previous knowledge is required. It is suitable for both data controllers and data processors.
The course is relevant to all types of businesses, including charities, professionals, sole traders and membership organisations, etc.
If you use the internet as part of your day to day work then you may also be interested in taking our Cyber Security Training.
How do our courses work?
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For companies ordering 5 or more courses, you’ll also be given the option to pay by invoice.
Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training.
If you’ve purchased a single course, we’ll send you a unique course code. You can use this to add your training to an existing account, or create a brand new one.
Purchased multiple courses for training your team? We’ll email you all the login details you need to distribute to your staff.
If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.
Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.
Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.
Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact email@example.com, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have.
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