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DPA Foundation Course

DPA Foundation Course

Protect your business assets and avoid costly fines. Learn from the experts how to comply with the UK Data Protection Act and implement an effective privacy programme.


One day/London


Classroom session from 09:00 to 17:00.
Also available as an in-house training option.


If you need to start working towards EU GDPR compliance, you need to book onto the Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation Training Course.

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London (See venue details)
Price: £550.00 (GBP)

Learn how to comply with the DPA and avoid costly fines

Fulfilling the obligations of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is a legal requirement for all UK organisations that store, transmit or process personal information. With the increasing risk of cyber crime, a data privacy breach could be catastrophic to any organisation, and financial penalties and loss of reputation await unprepared directors, managers and members of staff.

Training staff on the business and technical requirements of DPA is the only sure way of demonstrating compliance and avoiding the possible fines. In just one day of structured training, delegates will receive an introduction to the eight principles of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) as well as a practical guide to implementing an effective data privacy programme. They will also receive an update on how UK privacy law will change to meet the requirement of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This classroom course is presented by our data protection consultant, Richard Campo, who worked for many years as a data privacy specialist for the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Join the many organisations that have trusted us to provide their staff with DPA Foundation training:

Experian, BNP Paribas, Ordnance Survey, Lockheed Martin, the National Housing Federation, the Medical Protection Society, Salesforce UK, Centrica, the Internet Watch Foundation and AXA Insurance.


We are pleased to report that none of these customers have suffered a data protection breach or ICO sanction to date.


What will you learn?

  • The eight principles of the DPA
  • Personal data and the legal rights of individuals
  • UK law and the powers of the Information Commissioner
  • Update on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • An effective compliance programme:
    • Keeping personal data accurate and up to date
    • Archiving and retention
    • Fair processing statements, direct marketing, and whether to opt in or opt out
    • Data security, including the role of standards such as ISO 27001 and BS 10012
    • International or inter-business transfers of personal data
    • CCTV, Internet, email and other monitoring devices

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This course covers the following topics:

  • Why Data Protection? Privacy evolution or erosion?
  • What is personal data?
  • The legal and commercial obligations of an organisation.
  • Finding a legal basis for collecting and retaining data.
  • Fair processing statements, direct marketing and whether to opt in or opt out.
  • Getting the right amount of relevant personal information.
  • Keeping personal data accurate and up-to-date.
  • Archiving and retention.
  • Security, including the role of ISO27001 and BS10012.
  • International or inter-business transfers of personal data.
  • The rights of the individual.
  • Powers of the Information Commissioner.
  • Criminal Offences and Sanctions.
  • Interaction with Human rights, Freedom of Information, Information Security and, Business Continuity.
  • Rights of the individual in the workplace.
  • CCTV, internet, email and other monitoring devices.

Who should attend?

Anyone involved with, or responsible for, personal data in an organisation. This includes directors, IT managers, service managers and HR managers . It is also ideal for experienced practitioners who require an update in order to meet the new challenges of DPA compliance in today's complex workplace.


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements and the course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to data protection law for beginners.


Additional information

This course is non-residential, but we can help you to find a hotel close to the training venue if you require. Simply drop us an email after you book. Our superb training support team will find a solution most suitable for your needs.


The course also includes

  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as PDF file)
  • Certificate of attendance


How to book

Simply book online to receive your booking confirmation and full joining instructions within 48 hours.

We accept purchase orders from local authorities, government departments and other public sector organisations, and will consider account facilities for large corporate customers. See our payment options page for details.

All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


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# of Ratings: 4
1. on 17/05/2013, said:
Very informative
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2. on 17/05/2013, said:
Excellent trainer
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3. on 17/05/2013, said:
Good and enjoyable course for a not necessarily interesting subject!
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4. on 17/05/2013, said:
Ralph, who led the course, was brilliant. Great enthusiasm & an amazing depth of knowledge.
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