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Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 2

Training course carries 5 hours CPD points 

Courses take place in:

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


This practical training session is designed for those that work in the field of data protection. The Level 1 and Level 2 courses taken together constitute a complete training package on the fundamentals of data protection.

This session, which is fully up to date with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 and the implications of Brexit, provides a thorough grounding in the following important aspects of data protection practice:

  • transferring data to third parties - the legal requirements for transferring data between organisations
  • data retention - the restrictions on keeping data, and how to establish a retention schedule
  • the main exemptions, including 'crime and tax' and 'disclosures required by law'
  • the role and powers of the data protection regulator, including the circumstances where fines can be imposed
  • an introduction to when it will be necessary to carry out a Data Protection Impact Assessment

The Level 2 course is designed as a natural progression from Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 1, although attending Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 1 is not a pre-requisite to attending the Level 2 session unless you are a complete beginner to data protection.

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

Course Trainer

John Fitzsimons, Cornerstone Barristers

John Fitzsimons
Cornerstone Barristers

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Stephanie Pritchett

Stephanie Pritchett
Pritchetts Law LLP

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Course Information
EdinburghTuesday, 29 October 2019
LondonTuesday, 19 November 2019 ( FULL )
LondonTuesday, 14 January 2020
BristolTuesday, 11 February 2020
ManchesterTuesday, 03 March 2020
GlasgowTuesday, 17 March 2020
Isle of ManTuesday, 31 March 2020
BelfastTuesday, 21 April 2020
JerseyTuesday, 28 April 2020
LondonTuesday, 12 May 2020
CardiffTuesday, 07 July 2020
LondonTuesday, 14 July 2020
BelfastTuesday, 15 September 2020
LondonTuesday, 22 September 2020
BristolTuesday, 29 September 2020
BrusselsTuesday, 13 October 2020
ManchesterTuesday, 27 October 2020
EdinburghTuesday, 10 November 2020
LondonTuesday, 17 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 (multiple delegate discounts apply for individual courses only)

*The fee for both Levels 1 & 2 booked together is £895 + VAT

Who should attend:
Compliance Officers, Human Resources Managers, Office Managers, Company Secretaries, IT Managers, Business Analysts, Records Managers, Archivists, Information Managers, Legal Advisors, Data Protection Officers, Database Managers, and others.


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection


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