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Data Protection Act - The Latest Changes & Implications of Handling Personal Data

Data Protection Act - The Latest Changes & Implications of Handling Personal Data

Data Protection Act - The Latest Changes & Implications of Handling Personal Data

Government lose 26 million files of data

Laptop stolen with personal data

Stolen identity from insecure data

Schools now face £500k fine for data lapses

Headlines like these feature almost weekly in national and local media. All generated either because of ignorance of Data Protection laws or sheer carelessness in processing or handling sensitive personal information. The consequences can be devastating both for the individual affected and the organisation with whom they entrusted their personal information.

Data Protection covers every employer or organisation. Your staff and managers who process information need to be aware of the law covering data protection. And it is not just about securing signatures or having policies in a glossy handbook. You need to raise awareness of data protection requirements amongst all your staff and develop a working environment that encourages secure data handling processes. If you don’t, the consequences can include fines, compensation settlements, bad publicity and the loss of valuable data. All this can put your organisation at risk. Our workshop provides a stimulating and lively introduction to the topic and will equip you to return to your workplace with ideas for improving and developing existing data protection policies and procedures.

Aims and Objectives

The workshop starts with a brief overview of the Data Protection Act, the rationale behind it and its links to other laws governing the employment of staff and provision of services in the context of handling and processing data. We then drill down into the following technical areas:-

  • Define what is meant by “personal data”
  • Define and look at the role of the:-
    • Data Controller
    • Data Processor
    • Data Subject
    • Data User
    • Secondary Data Subject
    • Information Commissioner
    • Internal Data Compliance Office
  • Define “processing” and “fair processing”
  • Examine the considerations that need to be addressed for fair and legal processing
  • Consider “sensitive data” and the different considerations that need addressing for fair and legal processing
  • Examine the eight principles of the Data Protection Act
  • Focus  on data security issues
  • Look at individual rights and responsibilities
  • Legal sanctions
  • Breaking news – changes in 2010 to the Data Protection Act
  • Provide feedback and advice on your own data protection policies and procedures with effective checklists and ideas to test your provision against expected best practice
  • Signpost further sources of support and help

Who Should Attend?

Managers and Supervisors with specific Data Protection remits

Human Resources Officers

There are no open events scheduled for this topic.
Many of our events are run as open events at various locations around the UK. See the Events Diary for scheduled events. All topics can be run as internal events on your premises.
In-house Event for Your Organisation
We can run this topic as an in-house event for your organisation on your premises. This can provide a high quality and cost effective staff development route.
This workshop is  Price Band B 

Workshop Style

This training course is delivered in a workshop style. It is highly participative with a blend of presentation, group exercises and debate.  A comprehensive delegate pack is included. .


To ensure effective levels of delegate participation, involvement and interaction, delegate numbers are restricted.  This workshop is suitable for groups of 2 to 20 delegates.


Formal CPD certificates are provided after the event in a form which is acceptable as CPD evidence to many professional bodies and institutions.


The facilitator for this workshop is a highly experienced trainer with in-depth subject knowledge.