Ex Police Data Protection Officer Brings DPA Compliance to Life

Data loss in both public and private sectors is all over the media, and the governance of personal information now keeps company directors awake at night. This has been raised so far up the public agenda that the Information Commissioner (the UK’s regulatory body for the DPA) is now using its powers and sanctions, and have already issued £310K in fines!

Our 1-day DPA Foundation course combines a mixture of theory and group workshop sessions to examine the legislation and requirements on organisations handling personal data and explores methods of complying with the DPA whilst supporting business objectives.

“I would like to thank the course tutor on behalf of the Troop for the in-house training that he delivered on Friday. Although I did not attend it myself, the guys got a lot out of the course and have now started firing questions at me (which means they were awake for the course!!!!!).

Please pass on my thanks to Ralph for a well structured and delivered course”

SSgt Lee Johns, MOD

Our DPA expert trainer has been a DPA practitioner since 1998. He has a legal background, was a police data protection officer/auditor, wrote the ACPO data protection audit manual, set up a local authority DPA compliance regime, and has extensive DPA training and consultancy experience in both the public and private sectors. Our trainer’s experience in DPA implementation, audit and compliance enables him to deliver an interesting training course, deeply grounded in practical reality.

Book onto this engaging course today!


DPA Foundation Course – 31 March 2011 in London

DPA Foundation Course This interactive and enjoyable one-day course gives both new and experienced staff and management – those involved with or responsible for personal data – an oversight of what the Data Protection Act means to their business also to their own rights as an individual.

“Excellent tutor, great facilities & lovely environment. Made complex subject easy to understand. The best Data Protection course there is!

Jonathan Pillinger, Senior Associate, Corporate Compliance, Postcomm

This comprehensive course covers:

  • 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; and
  • CCTV, internet, email and other monitoring devices

“Brought data protection act to life’ – engaging tutor”

Louise Gilbert, Project Manager, John Lewis Partnership


This popular course always sells out fast …

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