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DPA Foundation Course

DPA Foundation Course

This interactive one-day course aims to provide the knowledge required to review and understand if the current mechanism for processing and storing data in an organisation is in line with the Data Protection Act (DPA) requirements.

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

About the DPA Foundation course:

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. The responsibility to comply with the eight principles of the Act applies to directors, managers and all members of staff employed.

Training staff on the business and technical requirements of DPA is the only sure way of demonstrating compliance and avoiding the possible fines if an organisation is found to be in breach of the Act. With this in mind IT Governance has created a course that aims to develop an understanding of DPA and how to take practical steps to ensure that your organisation is compliant.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is involved with, or responsible for, personal data in an organisation.


This DPA Foundation course combines a mixture of theory and group workshop sessions to examine the legislation and requirements for handling personal data, and explores methods of complying with the DPA whilst supporting business objectives. Topics include:

  • The eight principles of the DPA;
  • Powers of the Information Commissioner;
  • Individuals' legal rights;
  • The new DPA enforcement regime; and
  • The options available for ensuring compliance.

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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.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to data protection law for beginners. It is also ideal for experienced practitioners who require an update in order to meet the challenges of DPA compliance in today's workplace.

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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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