Data Security

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 points

Data protection law requires that personal information be held and used securely. The law also requires that relevant security arrangements be put in place for all outsourcing arrangements. News headlines consistently show that organisations are not doing enough to ensure the security of people’s personal information, both within the organisation and externally. It is not always obvious what measures should be taken by organisations to comply with the legal obligations.

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, examines the law as it relates to data security and the practical steps that organisations need to take to ensure compliance with their obligations. It concentrates on how to avoid a data security breach, as well as what can be done to mitigate the effects of a breach that does occur. It also considers the steps that must be taken when an organisation outsources operations, such as payroll, website hosting, digitisation of records, debt collection and waste management. The session considers lessons that must be learned by the fines that have been imposed by regulators. Key aspects of this session include:

  • analysis of the underlying law including a detailed review of the data security obligations
  • the latest guidance from regulators
  • data security implications of using external contractors and outsourced service providers, as well as sub-contractors
  • examination of the regulator’s power to issue fines for security breaches and other legal and commercial consequences of such breaches
  • managing a data security breach - law and best practice
  • relevant information security standards, including ISO27001
  • laptop encryption - when it is required
  • informing individuals and notifying the regulator about data security breaches - what is required?
  • confinement strategies to prevent further dissemination of lost or stolen data, as well as to mitigate fines

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


Course Trainer

PDP Training | Phil Tompkins - Director - Dickinson Dees

Phil Tompkins
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Course Information
LondonWednesday, 03 November 2021
BristolWednesday, 17 November 2021
LondonWednesday, 19 January 2022
BristolWednesday, 09 February 2022
ManchesterWednesday, 02 March 2022
GlasgowWednesday, 23 March 2022
VirtualWednesday, 27 April 2022
LondonWednesday, 11 May 2022
CardiffWednesday, 06 July 2022
LondonWednesday, 07 September 2022
BelfastWednesday, 21 September 2022
ManchesterWednesday, 12 October 2022
LondonWednesday, 09 November 2022
BristolWednesday, 23 November 2022

Classroom - 10.00am to 4.00pm (lunch included)


eLearning - delivered via dedicated online platform

£485 + VAT (Classroom) OR £395 + VAT (eLearning)
- 10% discount for all additional delegates booked at the same time (individual courses only)

- Group access licences available for between 5 and 999 delegates

Who should attend:
Data Protection Officers, IT Managers, Compliance Officers, Corporate Security Officers, legal advisers, persons responsible for risk management, and others.


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection




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