Understanding The Data Protection Act (1998)

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What Is Understanding The Data Protection Act (1998) Training?

All staff who handle personal information need to understand the fundamental principles and the practical requirements for complying with data protection rules. Staff should also be able to identify breaches or potential breaches of data protection law, and be able to react appropriately. This one-day Data Protection programme provides a comprehensive overview of the Data Protection Act and provides delegates with an awareness of their duties and responsibilities regarding data protection in the workplace.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for anyone responsible for the handling of the personal data of living individuals and/or operates CCTV systems.

Course Agenda

- Introduction to Data Protection
- Personal Data
- The Principles
- Sensitive Personal Data
- Definitions
- Basis for Processing
- Relationship with FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act)
- Rights of Access
- Subject Access
- Exemptions
- Third Party Data
- Interactive session
- Comparison with UK DP Act and Republic of Ireland DP Act
- Data Processors
- Outsourcing
- Dealing with Complaints.


Available onsite or nationwide at any of over 50 centres, see below our open course availability. Alternatively, call 0844 335 8882.


The Understanding The Data Protection Act (1998) course will be accredited to the latest in recognised certificating award. All successful delegates will also receive an Xyz certificate of attendance. Enrolled subscribers of the National Training Card will also have any certificate, qualification and/or ID card (where applicable) automatically added to their member account.

More Information

There is an abundance of statutes addressing data protection and privacy. The main legislation governing data protection is the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) which came into force on 1 March 2000. The DPA implements an EU Directive (the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC) and both the Act and the Directive aim to give individuals rights in connection with the processing of manual and computerised personal data and on the movement of such data.

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Available on client premises as an in-house course or at one of training venues, provided minimum delegate numbers are achieved. Whatever your requirement, simply complete the enquiry form below and we'll send you our quotation by return.

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Course Information

  • Course Duration 1 day
  • Max Class Size 12

  • All prices exclude VAT. Discounts available for larger groups & for corporate clients.
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