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Conducting Data Protection Impact Assessments

Training course carries 5 hours CPD points 

Courses take place in:

London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, Cardiff, Belfast, Jersey, Isle of Man and Brussels


Data 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

Alison Deighton

Alison Deighton

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Jenai Nissim

Jenai Nissim

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Olivia Whitcroft, Solicitor

Olivia Whitcroft,

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Course Information
EdinburghFriday, 01 November 2019
LondonFriday, 22 November 2019
LondonFriday, 17 January 2020
BristolFriday, 14 February 2020
ManchesterFriday, 06 March 2020
GlasgowFriday, 20 March 2020
Isle of ManFriday, 03 April 2020
BelfastFriday, 24 April 2020
JerseyFriday, 01 May 2020
LondonFriday, 15 May 2020
CardiffFriday, 10 July 2020
BelfastFriday, 18 September 2020
LondonFriday, 25 September 2020
BristolFriday, 02 October 2020
BrusselsFriday, 16 October 2020
ManchesterFriday, 30 October 2020
EdinburghFriday, 13 November 2020
LondonFriday, 20 November 2020

Short Day – 10.00am to 4.00pm (lunch included)

£485 plus VAT or €625 plus VAT

10% discount for all additional delegates booked at the same time

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

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

“New area of work for me. Very well presented by tutor”
William Magee
Northern Ireland Policing Board

“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