Data Security


This course is available by: Classroom and Virtual-LIVE


This course can be attended on an in-person basis at dedicated training venues (the yellow box below lists the upcoming dates and cities). There are ample opportunities to network with other delegates during coffee breaks and at the sit-down lunch.
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For those who prefer undertaking LIVE training remotely, PDP’s virtual courses allow delegates to interact directly with the trainer and to participate in group activities, mirroring the typical structure of Classroom sessions.
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 Data Security


Course Overview:

Data protection law requires that personal information must be held and used securely.  Recent headlines have shown that organisations are not doing enough to ensure the security of people’s personal data. It is not always obvious what measures should be taken by organisations to comply with the legal obligations.

This session looks at the practical steps that organisations need to take to ensure compliance with their obligations.  It concentrates on how to avoid data security breaches from a legal and practical point of view, as well as considering the implications of any breach that might occur.

Key aspects of this session include:

  • analysis of the legal requirements for keeping personal data secure
  • key physical and organisational measures that every organisation should consider
  • the requirement for documentation and how to comply with it
  • an introduction to the requirements of ‘data protection by design’, and ‘data protection by default’
  • the Information Commissioner’s recommendations and latest guidance
  • the data security implications of using 3rd parties to process personal information, such as external contractors and outsourced service providers
  • informing individuals and notifying the Commissioner about data security breaches - what is required and how to go about it
  • the powers of the Information Commissioner and other legal and commercial consequences of data security breaches

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


Course Trainer

PDP Training | Phil Tompkins - Director - Dickinson Dees

Phil Tompkins
Ward Hadaway

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Upcoming Training Dates
Virtual LIVE (Webex)Wednesday, 24 April 2024
London (Classroom)Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Cardiff (Classroom)Wednesday, 03 July 2024
London (Classroom)Wednesday, 04 September 2024
Virtual LIVE (Webex)Wednesday, 18 September 2024
Edinburgh (Classroom)Wednesday, 09 October 2024
Manchester (Classroom)Wednesday, 23 October 2024
London (Classroom)Wednesday, 06 November 2024
Virtual LIVE (Webex)Wednesday, 20 November 2024


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

Additional Information:

Training sessions run from 10.00am to 4.00pm

Discount available:
10% discount for additional delegates for this course when booked together

Who should attend:
Data Protection Officers, IT Managers, Compliance Officers, Corporate Security Officers, legal advisers, persons responsible for risk management, and others.



Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (PC.dp.)


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




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