How to Conduct a Data Protection Audit

Training course carries 5 hours CPD points 

Courses take place in:

London, Manchester, Belfast & Glasgow


This course can be taken on an eLearning basis

The eLearning version of this course is facilitated via a dedicated online learning platform utilising videos, supplementary documentation and self-assessment questions. To place a booking, select the 'eLearning' option from the 'Make a Booking' Button


Data protection compliance audits, or reviews, are invaluable for organisations in assessing their current state of data protection compliance. They can identify where the organisation is getting things right, as well as reveal where there are weaknesses which require action or changes to internal procedures.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recommended that regular compliance reviews are undertaken as part of ongoing internal management of data protection.

Compliance reviews can be conducted either internally or by external consultants. Either way, the person conducting the review should go about the task in the most efficient and effective way. This course offers practical guidance on conducting data protection audits/reviews, and covers:

  • the purpose of data protection audits/reviews
  • deciding what to review: how to identify the areas that are relevant
  • undertaking the audit: guidance on the practical methodology as well as how, what and who to ask in relevant staff interviews
  • determining whether audited processes meet both data protection requirements and internal policies/procedures
  • what to look for when auditing arrangements with third party suppliers
  • how to report the results of an audit and how to recommend any remedial action that is needed
  • the ICO’s recommendations for conducting audits

Sample checklists and audit templates will be provided to delegates.

It is recommended that delegates attending this course have some existing knowledge of data protection. Those with no existing knowledge should attend Data Protection Essential Knowledge – Level 1 before attending this course.

Course Trainer

Olivia Whitcroft, Solicitor

Olivia Whitcroft,

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Robert Bond, Charles Russell Speechlys

Robert Bond

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Course Information
LondonWednesday, 25 November 2020

Classroom - 10.00am to 4.00pm (lunch included)


eLearning - delivered via dedicated online platform

£485 + VAT (Classroom) OR £395 + VAT (eLearning)

- 10% discount for additional delegates for this course when booked together


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

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


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection


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Course Testimonials

"I thought the eLearning course was very good, clear and practical. It is good to be able to do an hour or so, stop and then come back to where you left off.  The content was just about right I felt."
Grellan O’Kelly

"The eLearning course is well thought out, comprehensive and good quality, plus useful to have the self-assessment questions."
Su Longden
University of Chichester


"I enjoyed the e-learning as an alternative way of delivery. There was more focus on the subject at hand. Maybe this was the presenter’s style, good editing or a combination of both. It also allowed you the ability to pause the course and take in the information being provided."
Matthew Foster
Wrexham County Borough Council

"Case study very useful. Well run course, tutor explains concepts clearly."
Sandra Himmans

"All aspects of the course were excellent. Thank you very much!"
Rick Chatfield
Civil Aviation Authority

"Very good."
Sean Topping

"Especially useful were the practical examples."
Gillian Dunn
Royal Air Force