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Course An Introduction to Data Protection and its Practical Application


All businesses operating in the UK hold information about individuals (whether they be employees, customers or anyone else) and so are affected by data protection laws. Since failure to comply with requirements can result in criminal as well as civil liability, no organisation can afford to ignore the issue of data protection.

This course is aimed at lawyers in private practice, in house and in public authorities and will also be of interest to data protection officers. It provides a practical guide to how data protection works and how the principles must be applied in a variety of contexts. It provides essential guidance on EU developments in data protection and how they will be applied to UK law. In particular the course has been restructured to take account of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes fully into force on 25 May 2018 and the complementary Data Protection Bill now going through Parliament. It includes:

  • Basic definitions and the six Data Protection Principles in the GDPR
  • Key principles, obligations and rights under the Regulation and associated legislation
  • Rights of data subjects including access requests and the new rights under the GDPR
  • Information management, storage and document retention policies
  • Privacy regulations and their relation with the Act
  • Role of the Information Commissioner: codes of practice and powers of enforcement including Monetary Penalty Notices, Assessments and criminal charges under the Act
  • Data breaches
  • New requirements under the GDPR such as Privacy Impact Assessments, changes to criteria for Consent, record keeping, new obligations on Data Processors, the duties of a Data Protection Officer, etc.
  • How to keep up to date with data protection

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6 hours


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Richard MorganDetails


Intense but enjoyable course. Excellent presentation and comprehensive notes in support. Invaluable to take away for future reference.

Claire Hartshorn - Wilko Retail Ltd



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