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Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 1

Training course carries 5 hours CPD points 

Courses take place in:

London, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Isle of Man

This course is an introductory level course for all those that are new to data protection, or those that require a refresher on the fundamental concepts. It is designed for people who work with, or will work with, data protection issues on a regular basis.

This invaluable and practical training session, which is fully up to date with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as the implications of Brexit, examines core concepts of practical data protection compliance, including:

  • how data protection law applies to your organisation
  • what can and cannot be done with staff information and customer information
  • an introduction to the requirement to keep data secure, and how to meet that requirement
  • the rights of individuals, such as customers and staff, in respect of data held by your organisation
  • the legal requirements for gathering information for marketing, including an introduction to the use of opt-out and opt-in clauses
  • the requirements for using CCTV cameras
  • an introduction to handling requests for information by individuals
  • the rules that apply to using special categories of personal data ( e.g. medical and health information, genetic data, information on sexual orientation, ethnicity data )
  • an introduction to the restrictions on sending personal data abroad
  • the legal requirements for outsourcing personal data processing operations, e.g. payroll, call-centres, private investigators and confidential waste management companies
  • an introduction to the principle of ‘accountability’
  • the role of the data protection regulator

A discount is available for delegates booking both Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 1 and Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 2 - see below.

Attendance on this course can be used as credit towards gaining the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection.

Course Trainer


Damien Welfare
Cornerstone Barristers

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Stephanie Pritchett
Solicitor and Principal,

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Course Information
BelfastMonday, 05 March 2018
ManchesterMonday, 19 March 2018
LondonFriday, 06 April 2018
Isle of ManMonday, 16 April 2018 ( FULL )
LondonMonday, 21 May 2018
CardiffMonday, 02 July 2018
LondonMonday, 09 July 2018
BelfastMonday, 10 September 2018
LondonMonday, 17 September 2018
BristolMonday, 22 October 2018
EdinburghMonday, 29 October 2018
LondonMonday, 19 November 2018
ManchesterMonday, 26 November 2018

Short Day – 10.00am to 4.00pm (lunch included)

£475* plus VAT or €625* plus VAT
10% discount for second delegate
15% discount for third and subsequent delegates
(multiple delegate discounts apply for individual courses only and must be booked together). *The fee for both Level 1 & 2 courses booked together is £895 + VAT

Who should attend:
Compliance Officers, Human Resources Managers, Office Managers, Company Secretaries, IT Managers, Business Analysts, Records Managers, Archivists, Information Managers, Legal Advisors, Trainee Data Protection Officers, Database Managers, and others.


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection


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"The tutor had fantastic delivery – clarity, simplicity, patience and authority. Cannot ask for more!"
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British Safety Council


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