Data Protection Awareness
Are you aware of the law surrounding data protection? And, perhaps equally importantly, the potential consequences of breaching data protection laws?
Data protection has never been more important. Spurred on by the European Union’s ground-breaking General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), new laws and regulations have been introduced to strike the right balance between enabling firms to use data to better execute and develop their businesses and recognising that personal data should always be handled in a way that provides the appropriate degree of privacy to individuals.
Training on the regulations is vital for staff – everybody needs to be aware of what is expected in relation to personal data and there is an ever-present danger of reputational damage and significant financial sanctions for breaches.
This course puts the data protection law and regulations into context, highlighting the core requirements in a way that is sufficiently comprehensive to be suitable for all staff needing training on their purpose and impact.
Who is this for?
This course is suitable for all staff. It will be tailored to the laws of the relevant jurisdiction (such as the DIFC or the ADGM) and can also be further refined to meet the needs of particular groups of staff (such as senior managers and the Board).
After attending this course, participants will:
- Know the data protection law and regulation in the relevant jurisdiction, particularly the data protection principles and the rights of individuals
- Be equipped to consider and assess the impact of the data protection law and regulations, including what may need to be done differently
This course is made up of the following subsections:
- The Importance of data protection
- To individuals
- To the business
Legal and regulatory requirements
- Summary of the law and the principles underlying the regulations including the following key concepts:
- Personal data
- Sensitive/special category data
- Controlling and processing
- Privacy by design
- Data protection principles
What it means for you
- Structured around the life cycle of data:
- Lawful basis
- Consent (and what makes it valid)
- Maintenance / storage / use
- Safety and security
- Transfers of data
- Subject access requests
- Data breaches
- Destruction / erasure
- When it is required
- Importance of anonymisation
Have the flexibility to deliver your In-House training in-person by one of our trainers at your premises, or virtually via Zoom, Teams or Webex.
Find out more about your Virtual or In-Person training experience below.
Our virtual training courses are designed to be every bit as engaging as our in-person courses. To achieve this, our trainers use market-leading technology and a range of training techniques to ensure high levels of interaction with participants. Courses include the use of:
- Virtual ‘break-out’ rooms: participants are divided into virtual rooms to facilitate small group discussion.
- Polling: multiple-choice questions, answered anonymously, allow the trainer to assess knowledge and understanding across the group.
- Case studies: true to life case studies and scenarios are used to highlight the practical application of theoretical knowledge.
- Messaging: participants can submit questions and comments, either to the whole group or privately to the trainer.
Recording: public course participants have the option to access a recording of the course for one month after the course. In-House clients also have the option to record their training for an additional fee.
On-going Q&A: public course participants can access an ongoing Q&A facility allowing them to ask questions relating to the course.
Our in-person training is delivered face to face at your offices, and includes:
- ‘In-the-moment’ questions & discussions: questions through conversations allow the trainer to assess knowledge and understanding across the group.
- Case studies: true to life case studies and scenarios are used to explore practical application of theoretical knowledge.
- Q&A: participants can ask questions during training, either to the whole group or privately to the trainer.