International Data Transfers - Overcoming the Limitations

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 pointsData protection law restricts the transfer of personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have an ‘adequate level of data protection’. This restriction is entirely at odds with the way in which organisations operate in today’s world, and presents a challenge for international commerce, global data processing and international outsourcing.

This session provides a practical hands-on approach to the different mechanisms available to overcome the legal limitations affecting international data transfers. Attend this session to identify the most appropriate solution to the challenges faced by your organisation and learn about the most cost-effective way to comply with the law.

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, addresses all of the practical questions affecting international transfers of personal data such as:

  • what amounts to a transfer of personal data?
  • what are the methods of ensuring that transfers are lawful?
  • which is the best method to use for the foreign outsourcing of functions such as website hosting, IT maintenance and call centres?
  • how will I ensure that my organisation is lawfully using ‘cloud’ providers?
  • in what circumstances can my organisation make its own determination of ‘adequacy’?
  • how do Binding Corporate Rules work and how would I go about obtaining approval?
  • what are the Practical implications of the Schrems II case (2020) on the use of Model Contractual Clauses?
  • how and when can we use consent to justify international transfers?
  • what is the right approach to adopt in my organisation’s particular case?

Delegates will acquire the knowledge necessary to determine the most effective method for ensuring the legality of international transfers in any given circumstance.

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

Course Trainer

Dan Whitehead

Dan Whitehead
Senior Associate
Hogan Lovells

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Sian Rudgard, Hogan Lovells

Sian Rudgard
Hogan Lovells

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Course Information

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:
In-house lawyers, Data Protection Officers, Compliance Officers, International Development Directors and Managers, IT Directors and Managers, HR Directors and Managers, Outsourcing Service Providers, and others.


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection




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Course Testimonials

Keri Barnjum

“Very well run and executed.”
Natalie Afshar

“Excellent, thank you.”
Kimberley Smith
Maples and Calder

“This eLearning course was extremely helpful in identifying grounds by which personal data can be transferred outside of the GDPR zones to third countries.”
Samuel Afeni

“The whole course brought my knowledge from zero to a reasonable level.”
Ken Wightman

“Excellent and relevant.”
Alexandra Kieffer
Diageo Plc

“Excellent course overall!!”
Maria Calle-Barrado
Olivetree Financial Ltd

Lois Smith Wightman
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