An Introduction to Data Protection and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Speaker:  Andy Larkum  |  CPD Hours: 6.0

Price £595 plus VAT

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All businesses hold information about individuals (whether they be employees, customers or anyone else) and that information, that data, is covered by data protection laws under the Data Protection Act.

As of 25th May 2018, the grace period for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) expired. The GDPR builds on the existing Data Protection act (still the 8 Data Protection Principles), and introduces some substantial new aspects that businesses need to understand and consider.

As with most legislation, ignorance is not an excuse. The GDPR makes data protection a board room issue. The consequences of non-compliance to the GDPR can be significant – from hefty fines through to prison sentences.

This course is aimed at directors, lawyers, compliance officers, IT managers and other professionals in companies and in public authorities. It provides a practical guide to how data protection works and how the principles must be applied in a variety of contexts, and how to get ready for the GDPR and other new EU developments in data protection.


The first half of the day covers:

  • An introduction to the GDPR
  • The fundamentals of the GDPR
  • The key enhancements from the DPA
  • What it means for your business
  • What happens if you get it wrong

The second half of the day looks at:

  • How and where to start preparing
  • Information management, storage and document retention policies
  • Next steps to take to ensure compliance by May 2018


Anyone who has responsibility for compliance, managing handling or processing data about people, maintaining databases (about people) or those dealing with marketing in their organisations.

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