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IT Courses – Data Protection Law Overview for Business

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA18) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are now in force, increasing organisations’ responsibilities relating to how they manage and share data.

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Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years:
Interview Required?: N
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £500

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The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA18) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are now in force, increasing organisations’ responsibilities relating to how they manage and share data.

Highly practical and interactive, this course covers what the laws are and the impact they have on organisations. You will look at the elements of DPA18/GDPR that are pertinent to your business and identify potential areas of risk. You will also gain guidance on how to minimise risk, increase opportunities and ensure your business is compliant.

• DPA18/GDPR and how they apply to your organisation

• The rights of the data subjects

• DPA18/GDPR principles and their impact on business

• Different methods for the lawful processing of personal information

• Consent, how it should be obtained and how it should be maintained correctly

• Different categories of personal data and the required protections

• International transfers and the use of cloud services

• Methodologies to help your business comply with DPA18/GDPR

• Where to start your DPA18/GDPR transformation

Benefits for the individual

• Greater understanding of data protection laws and their impact on businesses

• Ability to identify areas of risk that should be addressed

• Methods for accomplishing DPA18/GDPR management

Benefits for the organisation

• A clearer understanding of the gaps between your current data protection policies and the new regulations – and the methodologies and actions required to eliminate those gaps

• Awareness of roles and responsibilities within the organisation, categorisation of data and the different levels of protection that should be applied

• Both technical and non-technical methods to ensure appropriate security is applied

• Compliance with data protection laws to help avoid reputational damage and minimise any monetary and legal penalties that may be incurred due to data breaches

• Protection and respect for the ‘rights and freedoms’ of customers and staff to ensure they continue to trust your organisation, leading to increased reputation and positive publicity or marketing opportunities

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 22, 2021 3:58 pm