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DPA Foundation Course

DPA Foundation Course

SKU: 2957
Format: London
Availability: Superseded

The Data Protection Act (1998), which this product is based on, was superseded by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018. We recommend the EU GDPR Foundation Training Course.


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 DPA as well as a practical guide to implementing an effective data privacy programme. They will also receive information about how UK privacy law is changing to meet the requirements of the 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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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


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1. on 17/05/2013, said:
4 stars out of 5
Very informative
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2. on 17/05/2013, said:
5 stars out of 5
Excellent trainer
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3. on 17/05/2013, said:
5 stars out of 5
Good and enjoyable course for a not necessarily interesting subject!
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4. on 17/05/2013, said:
5 stars out of 5
Ralph, who led the course, was brilliant. Great enthusiasm & an amazing depth of knowledge.
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