Conducting Data Protection Impact Assessments

This Course is available in the Classroom or via eLearning


Throughout the year, this course runs in-person at dedicated training venues throughout the UK (list of upcoming cities outlined in yellow box below). There are ample opportunities to network with other delegates during coffee breaks and at the sit-down lunch. To place a booking, select your chosen course date using the 'Book Now' Button


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 using the 'Book Now' Button


Course Overview

Training course carries 5 hours CPD pointsData Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) enable organisations to assess potential data protection and other privacy implications at the design stage of a new system or process. Such risks can be assessed and addressed within the development of the system or process, rather than being a “bolt-on” after implementation (when it may be too late to address all the concerns, at least without significant cost implications).

DPIAs are recommended by data protection regulators, and they are a requirement in some sectors. DPIAs are an important part of the “privacy by design” culture, and they are mandatory under the General Data Protection Regulation.

Different approaches and levels of assessment can be undertaken depending on the nature of the system/process and the size of the organisation. This course gives practical guidance on conducting DPIAs, and includes:

  • what is a DPIA, and when should one be carried out
  • national regulators’ recommendations and guidance
  • stages of a DPIA and what to do in practice: initial assessment, preparation, information flows, consultation with stakeholders, analysis, documentation
  • the relationship between conducting PIAs with other risk and project management activities (e.g. other risk assessments, data protection audits)
  • legal and compliance issues to consider

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

Course Trainer

Ellis Parry

Ellis Parry
Data Privacy Compliance

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Olivia Whitcroft

Olivia Whitcroft,

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Robert Bond, Charles Russell Speechlys

Robert Bond
Senior Counsel

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Course Information
LondonFriday, 05 November 2021
BristolFriday, 19 November 2021
LondonFriday, 21 January 2022
BristolFriday, 11 February 2022
ManchesterFriday, 04 March 2022
GlasgowFriday, 25 March 2022
VirtualFriday, 29 April 2022
LondonFriday, 13 May 2022
CardiffFriday, 08 July 2022
LondonFriday, 09 September 2022
BelfastFriday, 23 September 2022
ManchesterFriday, 14 October 2022
EdinburghFriday, 28 October 2022
LondonFriday, 11 November 2022
BristolFriday, 25 November 2022

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, IT Managers, Information Security Officers and others (private or public sector)


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection




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Course Testimonials

“Excellent eLearning course, no negative comments. Straightforward to follow online. Very clear.”
Dan O’Neill
Colt Group

“I found the eLearning DPIA course very useful. I completed the course over 3 sessions, but the format meant it was easy to break and then re-join after each chapter.”
Dale Gowland

“The eLearning course worked very well from home and was very informative.”
James Cooper
Hertfordshire Police

“I have just completed the DPIA eLearning course and I found it so useful. I really enjoyed it and I feel more confident in dealing with DPIAs.”
Georgeta Botas
Residential Tenancies Board

“Excellent workshop sessions – really put the subject matter into context”
Gillian Bagwell

“I really enjoyed being able to complete this training online. I could take my time over the sections and go back and listen again when I needed to. The questions at the end of each section were an extremely useful check to ensure I understood the content.”
Claire Brown
Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner

“I was very impressed with the eLearning training. It was easy to access, and the content was broken down into manageable chunks with self-assessment at the end of each chapter allowing learning to be measured and monitored. The trainer was knowledgeable and clear. Thank you!”
Nicky Wadmore
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

“I enjoyed the mix of presenter and visuals. Will be starting my Data Processors/Controllers eLearning next week!”
Mary Macdonald
Scottish Government

“The workshop case study proved to be invaluable”
Sinead Harkin

Very well presented by tutor”

William Magee
Northern Ireland Policing Board

“I enjoyed the mix of presenter and visuals. Will be starting my Data Processors/Controllers eLearning next week!”
Mary Macdonald
Scottish Government

“Very practical. Good insight into how to do this ‘on the job'”
Emily Howell
Community Gateway Association

“Really good course. The trainer made a dry and daunting area very accessible and achievable.”
Dan Howarth
Cheshire & West Chester Council

“Especially useful were the practical examples.”
Nicky Morris
Covea Insurance

“Excellent course.”
Paul Jarvis

“Course and trainer very good!”
Margo Young
Allianz Insurance Plc

“Very useful course. Thank you.”
Colin Renouf
States of Jersey Police