Data Protection Act 2018 Self-Paced Online Training Course

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About the course

  • The DPA (Data Protection Act) 2018 incorporates the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) into UK law.
  • Learn about the data protection framework for the UK and the replacing the DPA 1998.
  • This online course provides you with an overview of the differences between the GDPR and the DPA 2018.
  • This course contains 15 modules and takes a total of 7 hours.
  • Access to the self-paced course is available for 1 year, giving you the time to complete the course in your own time.
  • This is solely a training course not a qualification, there is no exam.

Training course outline

The DPA 2018 updates UK laws on data protection to fit the digital age. It is the UK’s implementation of the GDPR, and empowers people to take control of their data.

This course:

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the DPA 2018;
  • Covers the similarities and differences between the DPA 2018 and the GDPR; and
  • Explains how the Brexit draft regulations will affect data protection in your organisation.

What does this course cover?

  • The differences between the GDPR and the DPA 2018.
  • The rights that a data subject has in relation to their personal data.
  • What implications the Brexit draft regulations or a no deal Brexit will have on data protection.
  • How personal data can be transferred securely to a third country.
  • When and how to process special categories of personal data relating to criminal convictions or offences.
  • The obligations placed on data controllers and processors in relation to law enforcement and intelligence.
  • The functions and roles of the Information Commissioner.
  • The rights and obligations of the Information Commissioner.

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file);
  • A certificate of attendance; and
  • Access to a monthly security bulletin on the Learning Management System (LMS), put together by our in-house information security experts to keep you up to date with the latest threats.

What equipment should I bring?

You will need a computer for the duration of this course.

Course duration and times

Eight modules – learn in your own time as your schedule allows.

Who should attend this course?

Those responsible for GDPR and data protection compliance:

  • Privacy managers
  • Data protection managers
  • Information security managers
  • IT managers
  • Project managers
  • Corporate governance managers
  • Risk and compliance managers
  • General or privacy counsels


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