Data Protection Act 2018 – Understanding its Implications

Training course carries 5 hours CPD points 

Courses take place in:

London & Manchester


The Data Protection Act 2018 makes key changes to data protection law in the United Kingdom. It supplements the GDPR, and the two have to be read together to have a complete picture of the UK position. It adds to the “lawful bases” on which special category data may be processed, sets out the extensive exemptions to the GDPR which apply in the UK, defines the scope of much processing in the public sector, and applies rules based on those in the GDPR to processing for activities which fall outside EU competence. The Act implements the Law Enforcement Directive, and creates a new data protection regime applying to the intelligence services.

This course focusses on assisting those working in mainstream data protection compliance (in both the private and public sectors) to understand the DPA 2018’s implications from a practical perspective, including:

  • modifications to key definitions contained in the GDPR, and their significance
  • the lawful bases  for processing special category personal data in the UK – when and how they will apply, and how controllers can take advantage of them
  • exemptions from the GDPR in the UK
  • the age of consent of children to processing for internet society services
  • how provisions based on the GDPR are applied by the Act to activities outside EU competence
  • the conditions for processing personal data on criminal matters
  • modifications to the rights of individuals
  • public interest processing – scope and applicability
  • restrictions on the applicability of certain aspects of the GDPR in the UK
  • enhanced powers of the Information Commissioner, including entry and inspection, and the new enforcement regime

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


Course Trainer

Damien Welfare

Damien Welfare
Cornerstone Barristers

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Course Information

Classroom – 10.00am to 4.00pm (lunch included)

£485 plus VAT
10% discount for all additional delegates booked at the same time

Who should attend:
Data Protection Officers, Compliance Officers, Information Governance Personnel, Human Resources Managers, Company Secretaries, and others.


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection


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