Data Protection by Design & Default


This course is available by: Classroom, Virtual-LIVE and eLearning


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Data Protection by Design & Default


Course Overview:

Data protection by design requires organisations to take steps to ensure that personal data processing activities are designed to comply with data protection law and protect the rights of data subjects. Data protection by default requires that the default position for any data processing activity should be to carry out the minimum amount of processing.

Organisations need to apply these requirements throughout the lifecycle of any processing activity. This means that they need to set up processes to assess data protection issues during the initial design and development of any new system, project or other activity involving personal data. They will then need regularly to review design features to ensure ongoing compliance.

This course is designed for organisations to gain an understanding of the legal requirements for data protection by design and by default under the UK GDPR, and how to apply these requirements in practice. Using practical examples, the course includes:

  • essential requirements for data protection by design and by default
  • responsibilities for compliance
  • practical application of the rules to comply with the data protection principles
  • practical application of the rules to protect the rights of data subjects
  • how to manage data protection by design and by default within project initiation procedures and using data mapping
  • how to assess risk
  • use of data protection impact assessments in the context of design and default

It is recommended that delegates attending this session have a basic knowledge of current data protection legal requirements. Delegates with no existing knowledge may find it helpful to attend Data Protection Essential Knowledge Level 1 before undertaking this training course.

Course Trainer

Olivia Whitcroft

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Upcoming Training Dates
London (Classroom)Monday, 03 June 2024
Virtual LIVE (Webex)Tuesday, 10 December 2024


- Classroom - £595.00 plus VAT
- Virtual-LIVE (WEBEX) - £495.00 plus VAT
- eLearning - £395.00 plus VAT

Additional Information:

- Classroom/Virtual-LIVE - 10.00am to 4.00pm
- eLearning - on-demand training available immediately

Discounts available:

Classroom / Virtual-LIVE:
10% discount for additional delegates for this course when booked together

20% discount for additional delegates booked together (up to 5). Group Licences also available

Who should attend:
Data Protection Officers, Information Officers, Compliance Officers, In-house Lawyers, Company Secretaries, Risk Management Officers, IT Managers, Information Security Officers and others (private or public sector)



Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (PC.dp.)


Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information (PC.foi.)




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Course Testimonials


“Excellent course with very useful case studies.”
Jason Lowther
Kensington and Chelsea Council



“This course with the thread of a case study running throughout is clearly and well explained, as well as enjoyable.”
Tamsin Mitchell
Chartered Institute of Fundraising



“The eLearning course was easy to follow and very informative. I would recommend it to anyone thinking of implementing new systems within their organisations.”
David Quinn



“Excellent eLearning course, very informative and detailed.”
Wendy Craig
Newcastle University



“Great course - easy to navigate and logical structure. The course was set up with the right balance of channels; video, document and tests split into manageable chunks. Thanks.”
Stuart Powell
Government of Jersey