Data Protection in the Workplace

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 pointsMeeting the requirements of data protection law whilst handling staff data can be particularly challenging. Holding and using staff information carries significant legal responsibilities and risks.

This invaluable one-day session is designed to meet the needs of anyone who has responsibility for the use of employee data, including Human Resources Officers and Compliance Officers. It is also useful to Employment Lawyers and companies providing outsourced HR functions to other organisations.

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, uses case studies based on real scenarios to give delegates a practical understanding of the data protection compliance issues involved in employing and managing staff. The session lets delegates know the key areas of risk, and includes practical advice on:

  • ensuring that the recruitment and selection process meets the legal requirements, including the content of application forms, pre-employment vetting, criminal records, medical checks and the interview process
  • retaining staff records, and appropriate periods of time for keeping information
  • dealing with information requests from staff - what must be disclosed and what you can withhold
  • disclosing staff information to outside third parties – the legal requirements that must be met before staff information can be sent outside the organisation
  • references and the rights of ex-members of staff
  • monitoring staff activities and communications, including using line managers, private detectives, CCTV cameras and website monitoring technologies
  • handling sensitive information such as health and sickness records and medical data
  • how to handle mergers, acquisitions and restructuring
  • outsourcing functions to third party providers
  • how to comply with the Employment Code
  • how to handle staff complaints
  • the role of the Information Commissioner and what to do if she investigates

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

Course Trainer

Andrew Kimble, Bond Dickinson

Andrew Kimble
Womble Bond Dickinson

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Peter Given, Bond Dickinson

Peter Given
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Womble Bond Dickinson

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Course Information
LondonFriday, 05 November 2021
BristolFriday, 19 November 2021
LondonFriday, 21 January 2022
BristolFriday, 11 February 2022
ManchesterFriday, 04 March 2022
GlasgowFriday, 25 March 2022
VirtualFriday, 29 April 2022
LondonFriday, 13 May 2022
CardiffFriday, 08 July 2022
LondonFriday, 09 September 2022
BelfastFriday, 23 September 2022
ManchesterFriday, 14 October 2022
EdinburghFriday, 28 October 2022
LondonFriday, 11 November 2022
BristolFriday, 25 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 additional delegates for this course when booked together


- 20% discount for additional delegates booked together (up to 5)
- Group Licences available

Who should attend:
Human Resources Officers and Administrators, Personnel Officers, Data Protection Officers, Compliance Officers, Employers’ Representatives, and Employment Law Advisers, and others.


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection




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Course Testimonials

“The e-learning course worked well for me. I was able to complete the modules at a pace that suited me and at times which fitted in with my work commitments. The content was informative and well presented in a clear and well-paced delivery.”
William Magee
Northern Ireland Policing Board

“The issues around employment records and monitoring were particularly useful.”
Jenny Smythe
Scottish Executive

“Very interesting – good tips on good practice approach.”
Pam Mason
Whitehead Monckton

“The whole course was really useful!”
Helen Jerry
Deutsche Bank

“The course satisfied everything I needed to know.”
Anna Pearson
Paterson Institute for
Cancer Research

“I am someone who prefers to attend a course in person and who likes to work from an office rather than from home. However, I felt I got as much from the course via eLearning as I would have by physically attending. In fact, it was good to be able to do it at my own pace and rewind/replay parts of the video lectures. I liked the format of video lectures, followed by more detailed documentation, followed by a mini quiz to test knowledge, as this all helped to reinforce the learning.”
John Hewes
Brighton & Hove City Council

“Good materials.”
Siobhan Austin

“I felt e-learning worked well and has obvious benefits of convenience.”
Elizabeth Wells
Westminster School

“Case studies were very helpful.”
Hannah Nicholson
Family Assurance

“Great course, great trainer – learned lots!”
Therese Kearns
University of Portsmouth

“All really useful. Thanks.”
Ben Stone
London Midland

“Totally professional set of courses. A credit to the organisation!”
Matt Robbins
Brooke Western Trust

Christina Roski

“Have learned a lot. Thank you.”
Caroline Williams
The Harefield Academy