Data Protection

Course Outline

The course covers four main topics:

  • Understanding relevant law and regulation
    • Data protection legislation
    • The role of the regulators
    • The data protection principles
  • Obtaining personal data
    • Transparency and content
    • The concept of data minimisation
  • Using personal data
    • Accuracy
    • Security issues
    • Right of access
  • Transferring and disposing personal data
    • Transferring personal data
    • Data retention periods
    • Disposing of personal data securely

Further Information


SCORM 1.2/2004 compliant. The course is built with HTML/CSS/jQuery.


This course runs on any SCORM 1.2/2004 compliant LMS platform and supports Internet Explorer 11 and above, Chrome, Safari, Firefox and tablets. JavaScript must be enabled and all pop-up blockers disabled.

Course Overview

This course provides a detailed analysis of data protection law and regulation.

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Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course, the learner will have a better understanding of:

  • The key risks associated with data protection
  • The principal UK legal and regulatory requirements
  • The issues they need to be aware of, and actions to take, to help protect personal data in their day-to-day work


This is an awareness course, suitable for an audience of all levels. No pre-knowledge is required.

Course duration:

Approximately 30 minutes.


There is a short end-of-course assessment to test learner knowledge and understanding.