Data Protection Online Training Course

Duration 2 hours

CPD Approved IIRSM Approved
Data Protection
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£26 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

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.

Looking for information on how to implement GDPR? Find out more about our GDPR Training Course

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Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed by a qualified legal professional

Accredited by CPD and approved by IIRSM

What you'll learn

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.

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Module 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.

Module 2: The Principles of Data Protection

Fair, lawful and transparent processing, purpose limitations, data minimisation, accuracy, data retention and storage, data security and accountability.

Module 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.

Module 4: Data Subject Rights

Access rights, the right to be forgotten, the right to restriction, rectification and objection, data portability and automated processing.

Module 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.

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.

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.

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Antonia Noble

Barrister and Safeguarding Specialist

Antonia Noble is a former criminal barrister with over 25 years of experience and a highly respected safeguarding specialist.

She has worked in a variety of roles with professionals and organisations including responsibilities for adult and child safeguarding as a cabinet member for Gloucestershire County Council. 

She has a vast range of safeguarding and child protection experience that includes roles and duties such as school governor, adult and child safeguarding responsibilities for Local Authorities and with the Criminal Cases Review Commission to review suspected miscarriages of justice.

Antonia has supported and worked with cabinet member issues, heads of children’s services, adult services, Vice Chancellors, police, and senior leaders in health. 

Fairness and justice are at the heart of every aspect of Antonia’s work and she continues to deliver training and support to safeguarding leaders, social workers and a variety of organisations.

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