Data Protection training
Now has never been a more important time to get data protection right. The recent announcements from the Information Commissioner that British Airways are to be fined £183 million and Marriott International £99 million, together with an increase in court cases and higher awareness of rights, have put data protection in the headlines once again.
All our courses are delivered by lawyers with proven expertise and experience in data protection and privacy law.
Undertaking this highly regarded course will demonstrate that you have acquired a deep understanding of privacy law and practice. At the end of the course you have the opportunity to take an exam to obtain the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection, a nationally recognised and externally accredited qualification which acts as the benchmark for competence, ability and performance in data protection.
We cover all the key obligations of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. But it’s about a lot more than just the law. You will also learn to put data protection into practice in everyday situations so your organisation can improve compliance and significantly reduce the risks of fines, claims and other enforcement action. It’s also a great opportunity to make new contacts and exchange experiences with others in the data protection field.
We will be adding new dates for 2020 soon and can also offer in-house courses for your organisation.
Brexit update: Although the UK leaves the European Union on 31 January, there will be no immediate changes to data protection law. The GDPR will continue to apply in the UK during the transition period, which is currently due to end on 31 December 2010. After the end of the transition period, the GDPR will no longer apply in the UK and will be replaced by a ‘UK GDPR’, which is identical in most respects to the existing EU GDPR. The Data Protection Act 2018 is a UK statute and so will continue to apply, meaning that after the end of the transition period, UK-based organisations will need to comply with the 2018 Act and the UK GDPR. Our course follows the BCS syllabus, which will be updated by BCS in the future to reflect these changes. Meanwhile, all of the existing syllabus remains directly relevant during the transition period, and the vast majority will continue to be relevant after the transition period. Although they won’t be strictly examinable, we will explain the likely future changes to the law during the course.
For more information or to sign up to one of our courses, please email Helen Bartlett.
Recent BCS Practitioner Certificate delegates in data protection have said:
- “I’ve learned so much this week, and have definitely learned valuable things to put into practice.”
- “The presenters were very engaging and knowledgeable.”
- “I found it very informative and attending the course has really helped me in my DPO role. The practical examples were really useful and really helped me to consider how to approach different data protection situations.”
9-13 March 2020
9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Blake Morgan Cardiff
One Central Square
Jon is a commercial lawyer specialising in information governance, advising on data protection compliance, information sharing and freedom of information issues.
BCS Data Protection Course Coordinator
Helen is an executive assistant based in our Cardiff office and the BCS Data Protection Course Coordinator.