Accountability - Achieving Compliance

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 pointsAll organisations must be “accountable” for their data protection compliance measures. In basic terms, accountability means that in addition to actually complying with the requirements of data protection law, organisations must also demonstrate that they comply.

Demonstrating compliance consists of several elements, including preparing policies, monitoring compliance with internal policies and procedures, amending job roles and updating customer facing documentation such as websites and offline forms.

This practical sessions looks at the detail of what accountability requires, and provides delegates with the knowledge to achieve compliance in their organisations, including:

  • an introduction into Accountability, its obligations and why it is crucial under the GDPR
  • how to create a culture of Accountability so that data protection is a key commitment throughout the organisation
  • how existing data protection statements and privacy notices need to be altered and extended
  • what needs to be specified about the organisation’s security measures, and how the organisation should respond to data breaches
  • the new role of the Data Protection Officer and/or those responsible for data protection compliance within organisations

It is recommended that delegates attending this session have a basic knowledge of current data protection legal requirements. Delegates with no existing knowledge may find it helpful to attend Data Protection Essential Knowledge Level 1 before attending this training course.

Course Trainer

Matt Lewin, Cornerstone Barristers

Matt Lewin
Cornerstone Barristers


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Course Information
BelfastTuesday, 30 November 2021
LondonWednesday, 15 December 2021

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, Compliance Officers, Company Secretaries, Business Analysts, Information Managers, Legal Advisors, Database Managers, and others.


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection




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Course Testimonials

“Excellent content and materials. Essential for all organisations."
Graeme Temblett-Willis 

“Very practical and useful course. Sensible breakdown of the issues, and easy to digest materials with good examples."
Andrew Stedman 
Conservative Party

“The eLearning course was very well thought out and well produced. It covered a great deal of content but it integrated the law into practice in an accessible way. The videos were very helpful and clear, and the course materials form a guide that will be essential reference material for me."
Sarah Laws
London Borough of Camden


“The E-learning was very good – I find it hard to follow lecturers sometimes, so the ability to rewind and listen or take a break is really useful."
Oliver Van Dongen
Conservative Party

“I enjoyed the course. It worked well for me."
Marie Liston
SCS Furniture

“I thought that it was an excellent course, it covered what I hoped it would, and was easy to follow."
Iain Jackson
Argyll & Bute Council

I found the written course materials easy to follow and comprehensive. The trainer presented the material very clearly and was easy to listen to, and the format of the online training was very convenient."

Hasina Khatun
Criminal Cases Review Commission

“The documentation which accompanied the eLearning training is, as usual with PDP, excellent and I feel this will be extremely helpful on an ongoing basis."
Jane Roberts 
Wrexham County Borough Council


“The course was very informative. Really enjoyed it.”
Bobbi Birk
General Pharmaceutical Council


“A very informative guide to implementing GDPR within our organisation and for our clients.”
Piers Leigh-Pollitt
Doyle Clayton Solicitors


“Very good course. Presenter’s knowledge was excellent.”
Anne Cutler
University of Sheffield


“Very happy with the course. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend."
Linda Ferguson


"Another really enjoyable course. It was all relevant and useful."
Steven Gardner
D&C Police Federation