Data Protection in the Workplace


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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 Data Protection in the Workplace


Course Overview:

Meeting the requirements of data protection law whilst handling staff data can be particularly challenging. Holding and using staff information carries significant legal responsibilities and risks.

This invaluable one-day session is designed to meet the needs of anyone who has responsibility for the use of employee data, including Human Resources Officers and Compliance Officers. It is also useful to Employment Lawyers and companies providing outsourced HR functions to other organisations.

Following the latest guidance and requirements set out in the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018, this course uses case studies based on real scenarios to give delegates a practical understanding of the data protection compliance issues involved in employing and managing staff. The session lets delegates know the key areas of risk, and includes practical advice on:

  • ensuring that the recruitment and selection process meets the legal requirements, including the content of application forms, pre-employment vetting, criminal records, medical checks and the interview process
  • retaining staff records, and appropriate periods of time for keeping information
  • dealing with information requests from staff - what must be disclosed and what you can withhold
  • disclosing staff information to outside third parties – the legal requirements that must be met before staff information can be sent outside the organisation
  • references and the rights of ex-members of staff
  • monitoring staff activities and communications, including using line managers, private detectives, CCTV cameras and website monitoring technologies
  • handling sensitive information such as health and sickness records and medical data
  • how to handle mergers, acquisitions and restructuring
  • outsourcing functions to third party providers
  • how to comply with the Employment Code
  • how to handle staff complaints
  • the role of the Information Commissioner and what to do if she investigates

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

Delegates with limited data protection knowledge may find it helpful to attend Data Protection Essential Knowledge Level 1 before attending this training course.

Course Trainer

Andy Kimble

Andy Kimble
Womble Bond Dickinson

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Upcoming Training Dates
Virtual LIVE (Webex)Friday, 26 April 2024
London (Classroom)Friday, 24 May 2024
Cardiff (Classroom)Friday, 05 July 2024
London (Classroom)Friday, 06 September 2024
Virtual LIVE (Webex)Friday, 20 September 2024
Edinburgh (Classroom)Friday, 11 October 2024
Manchester (Classroom)Friday, 25 October 2024
London (Classroom)Friday, 08 November 2024
Virtual LIVE (Webex)Friday, 22 November 2024


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

Additional Information:

Classroom/Virtual-LIVE - 10.00am to 4.00pm

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

Who should attend:
Human Resources Officers and Administrators, Personnel Officers, Data Protection Officers, Compliance Officers, Employers’ Representatives, and Employment Law Advisers, and others.



Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (PC.dp.)


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




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Course Testimonials

“Like all PDP training I have completed, this is a useful, informative and enjoyable course. Would very much recommend.”
Esther Parker-Duber
Criminal Cases Review Commission

“I found the eLearning course very interesting in respect of processing subject access requests for employees and the relevant exemptions.”
Raquel Farmer

“The e-learning course worked well for me. I was able to complete the modules at a pace that suited me and at times which fitted in with my work commitments. The content was informative and well presented in a clear and well-paced delivery.”
William Magee
Northern Ireland Policing Board

“The issues around employment records and monitoring were particularly useful.”
Jenny Smythe
Scottish Executive

“Very interesting – good tips on good practice approach.”
Pam Mason
Whitehead Monckton

“The whole course was really useful!”
Helen Jerry
Deutsche Bank

“The course satisfied everything I needed to know.”
Anna Pearson
Paterson Institute for
Cancer Research

“I am someone who prefers to attend a course in person and who likes to work from an office rather than from home. However, I felt I got as much from the course via eLearning as I would have by physically attending. In fact, it was good to be able to do it at my own pace and rewind/replay parts of the video lectures. I liked the format of video lectures, followed by more detailed documentation, followed by a mini quiz to test knowledge, as this all helped to reinforce the learning.”
John Hewes
Brighton & Hove City Council

“Good materials.”
Siobhan Austin

“I felt e-learning worked well and has obvious benefits of convenience.”
Elizabeth Wells
Westminster School

“Case studies were very helpful.”
Hannah Nicholson
Family Assurance

“Great course, great trainer – learned lots!”
Therese Kearns
University of Portsmouth

“All really useful. Thanks.”
Ben Stone
London Midland

“Totally professional set of courses. A credit to the organisation!”
Matt Robbins
Brooke Western Trust

Christina Roski

“Have learned a lot. Thank you.”
Caroline Williams
The Harefield Academy