Data Protection Certificate

Data Protection Certificate Course

Data protection. It’s a phrase that everyone is familiar with but do you know what it really means? More importantly, does your organisation?

In this digital age, organisations of all types and sizes are collecting and accumulating more data than ever. It’s vital to their operation, but many are unaware of the rules and regulations relating to the collection, usage and storage of data. Failure to meet data protection laws can have serious consequences for both the organisation and those people whose data it holds, yet too many organisations are leaving data at risk and blindly walking into the distinct possibility of legal action being taken against them.

For people first approaching data protection, the regulations can seem daunting and difficult to navigate. This course, however, is designed not only to provide organisations of all types with an understanding of the DPA but also help them understand how they can apply it to their own activities.

Spread over five modules, students will learn about:

  • The Data Protection Act, its purpose and the eight Principles that govern it
  • The practical implications of the Principles
  • The role of the Information Commissioner’s Office
  • The Register of Data Controllers
  • The definitions of personal and sensitive data
  • Conditions attached to how information is used and disclosed
  • The regulations attached to sharing data both within the EEA and globally
  • The rights of data subjects, and how they can be exercised
  • Responding to requests from data subjects
  • Practical applications of the DPA
  • What to consider when creating compliant policies and procedures
  • The importance of data security
  • What constitutes a data breach and how one should be handled
  • How to handle complaints
  • Exemptions to the DPA and its Principles
  • Changes to EU regulations and what this will mean for British organisations
  • The potential impact of Brexit

To help students get the most out of their learning, each module includes activities related to the topic, examples that demonstrate real life applications and multiple choice questions to test their knowledge. Each module also comes with an additional worksheet where students can consider real life scenarios relating to the subjects that have been covered.

Once completed, students will understand the DPA, be able to assess their organisation’s current compliance, implement improvements, and ensure its readiness for the future. They will also be able to explain the implications of data protection laws to others.

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Excellent course. I enjoyed doing this course and I highly recommend it to everybody. Thank you very much. Very helpful online teachers there 24/7 would do another course in a blink of an eye, easy set up and very helpful, now on my way to my career. Happy me.
Diana Dixon – Deal
Diana Dixon – Deal
Brilliant course. As a busy, working mum this course gave a chance to change my career but it also gave me a chance to study in my own free time. Very easy wording, educational videos, important information you can't find online. The brilliant thing is that even after finishing the course you still can go back to your modules and view the videos again.
Monica Carter – Worthing
Monica Carter – Worthing
Amazing course, very easy to do within your own space of time. Very helpful, would highly recommend to anyone and everyone. This has helped me a lot to gain more knowledge and more experience in this field to help me later on in life. The course is user friendly and very straight forward.
Rijul Mehan – Essex
Rijul Mehan – Essex