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DP02-Data Protection Awareness for Executives

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Course Description

Employees working in UK commercial and third sector companies of any size need to be aware of the legal requirements for Data Protection and Privacy. It is important for employees to be aware of the context of their role and the roles of others in complying with Privacy Law. Executives in particular need to be especially aware of the requirements detailed in legislation and also best practices for information governance related to data protection. This awareness level course focusses on the business owner and executive / trustee role, highlighting compliance requirements and the key elements of data protection governance, enabling them to consider and develop a strategy for implementing best practices and compliant privacy management systems.

Who is the course for?

The course is for Executives, Company Directors and senior managers, particularly those accountable for privacy management decisions and the processing activities relating to personal information.

This course is not intended for public sector or government organisations where special rules apply.

What training pre requisites are there for taking the course?

There are no training pre requisites.

What level of knowledge is required?

No specific specialist knowledge is required. Knowledge of the business activities relating to controlling and processing personal data would be advantageous in order to consider the training material in context with the organisation’s operations.

What knowledge will be gained after taking the course

  • Awareness and general understanding of the principles of Privacy and Data Protection
  • Awareness of the UK / EU legal requirements
  • Awareness of leadership responsibilities and governance
  • Awareness of management systems, best practices, periodic reviews and performance management
  • Awareness of data protection risk and information security strategies
  • Awareness of key policies
  • Awareness of information security relating to Privacy and Data Protection
  • Awareness of data processing and subject rights and requests
  • Awareness of incident management and record keeping requirements

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