Introduction to Data Protection

16 May 2012



This workshop is aimed at anyone who requires a basic course explaining the fundamentals of the Data Protection Act 1998.

This workshop will provide individuals with the necessary skills to:

  • Understand the implications of the 8 data protection principles
  • Develop procedures to legally process data (including sensitive data)
  • Assess their organisation's data collection processes
  • Recognise and deal with straightforward subject access requests
  • Notify the Commissioner
  • Deal with data protection complaints

DPA Training Course Outline:

  • Background to Data Protection
  • Data Protection Principles
  • Individuals' Rights
  • General and specific exemptions
  • Notification of your data processing
  • The Information Commissioner's Powers
  • Analysing Data Protection Problems

Who should attend:

Data Protection Officers & Staff -- Freedom of Information Officers & Staff -- New Information Systems Managers -- Data Security & Database Managers -- Records Managers -- Human Resources Personnel -- Health Personnel -- Social Care Personnel -- Marketing Personnel -- Staff & Managers needing a refresher course

Price: £400.00 + 20% VAT

15% discount for multiple participants from the same organization

Gain Law Society and Bar Council CPD hours at any of our training sessions

Certificate of Participation awarded


Workshop Leader

Valerie Taylor is a Privacy Laws & Business consultant and a qualified solicitor specialising in data protection, IT and intellectual property law. She qualified as a solicitor at Clifford Chance, and went on to work in the legal department of the Royal Mail Group plc where she was the principal data protection adviser. Valerie advises clients on all aspects of data protection and freedom of information business policies and procedures, is a contributing editor to the Privacy Laws & Business UK Newsletter, and is an accredited tutor for the ISEB DP qualification.