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Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 1

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 course is an introductory level course for all those that are new to data protection, or those that require a refresher on the fundamental concepts. It is designed for people who work with, or will work with, data protection issues on a regular basis.

This invaluable and practical training 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, examines core concepts of practical data protection compliance, including:

  • how to lawfully collect data – transparency and accountability requirements
  • what can and cannot be done with staff information and customer information
  • introduction to all data protection principles
  • introduction to the rights of individuals, such as customers and staff, in respect of data held by your organisation
  • the legal requirements for gathering information for marketing purposes
  • the rules that apply to using special categories of personal data ( e.g. medical and health information, genetic data, information on sexual orientation, ethnicity data )
  • an introduction to the restrictions on sending personal data abroad
  • the legal requirements for outsourcing personal data processing operations, e.g. payroll, call-centres, private investigators and confidential waste management companies

A discount is available for delegates booking both Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 1 and Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 2 - see below.

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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Robert Bond, Charles Russell Speechlys

Robert Bond

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Stephanie Pritchett

Stephanie Pritchett
Pritchetts Law LLP

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Course Information
EdinburghMonday, 28 October 2019
LondonMonday, 18 November 2019
LondonMonday, 13 January 2020
BristolMonday, 10 February 2020
ManchesterMonday, 02 March 2020
GlasgowMonday, 16 March 2020
Isle of ManMonday, 30 March 2020
BelfastMonday, 20 April 2020
JerseyMonday, 27 April 2020
LondonMonday, 11 May 2020
CardiffMonday, 06 July 2020
LondonMonday, 13 July 2020
BelfastMonday, 14 September 2020
LondonMonday, 21 September 2020
BristolMonday, 28 September 2020
BrusselsMonday, 12 October 2020
ManchesterMonday, 26 October 2020
EdinburghMonday, 09 November 2020
LondonMonday, 16 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, Trainee Data Protection Officers, Database Managers, and others.


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Course Testimonials

"The tutor had fantastic delivery – clarity, simplicity, patience and authority. Cannot ask for more!"
Jigna Patel
British Safety Council


“Very good speaker!”
Roosmary Eichenberger
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

"Overall the course was very useful and an excellent insight to the requirements. I felt that the trainer definitely had the experience and knowledge to deal with any query we could throw (and we asked a lot of questions!!)"
Richard Owen
Ageas Insurance

"Very well qualified trainer & excellent examples. Useful course & very helpful to me personally"
Mark Maxwell

"Tutor was very knowledgeable & open to questions"
Sarah McAdam
Rail Delivery Group

"Tutor had excellent knowledge and a great overview of Data Protection law"
James Hagan
Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman

"The instructor’s knowledge was second to none and I would absolutely recommend this course."
Rik Ferguson
Trend Micro

"The tutor’s abilities in dealing with questions were excellent."
Antonia Daniel
The Pensions Regulator

"Relevant and practical. Good course notes to take away will help with the implementation of our DP policy. An excellent course."
David Higginson
ING Direct

“Excellent course!”
David Sinclair
Argyll & Bute Council

“Clear, concise, very good.”
Ashley von Schwan
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

“The tutor provided some good examples that helped to put theory into practice.”
Kasia Mozdzen
Scottish Government

Peter Brown
Ministry of Defence

“The trainer presented the course very well.”
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RWE NPower