Data Protection ACT 2018

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What is the Data Protection ACT 2018?

This online Data Protection ACT 2018 course explains what the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) is and how to comply with it. 

What's Included in the Data Protection ACT 2018 Course?

This data protection course provides awareness education. Face-to-face training, coaching or supervision would be needed in addition in order to complete the all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation.

  • Key definitions, incl. ‘Data controllers’ and ‘Data processors’
  • Personal data and special categories of personal data
  • The seven data protection principles
  • Lawful bases for processing personal data
  • Individual rights
  • Accountability and governance
  • Transfer of data
  • Processing for the purpose of law enforcement
  • Personal data breaches
  • Children’s personal data
  • Exemptions


By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • State what the Data Protection Act 2018 is and explain why it is so important
  • Describe the different categories of data
  • List the seven data protection principles
  • Explain the standards for consent and lawful processing of data
  • List the eight rights of individuals in relation to their personal data
  • Describe the accountability principle for data controllers and processors
  • Explain the requirements for transferring data
  • Provide an overview of processing for the purpose of law enforcement
  • Explain the breach notification requirements
  • State the requirements for the safeguarding of children’s data
  • List the exemptions to the processing of personal data

Course Duration

30 minutes

Target Audience

Any employee requiring a base level understanding of the subject

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