Data Protection at Workplace

This online course is designed to help businesses better improve their understanding of the Data Protection Act (DPA) and learn how to implement these procedures in the workplace. This course will take roughly 1 – 2 hours to complete which covers topics around Data Protection with an assessment at the end of the course. Online learning is very flexible, take as much time as you want(expiry dates may vary from course to course depending on the course provider).


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Overview – Data Protection at Workplace

It is vital that those who collect and use personal data maintain the confidence of those who are asked to provide it. This doesn’t just mean data stored on a computer, and typically refers to information such as names, addresses and telephone numbers. The Data Protection Act 1998 provides a means to ensure confidence is maintained.

This course will provide you and your workers with a general overview of the Data Protection Act (DPA) and its implications in the workplace. The training material is followed by a short assessment to ensure thorough understanding.

On completing the training you will:

  • Be aware of various key definitions relating to data protection
  • Understand the purpose of the Data Protection Act
  • Understand the eight principles of the act
  • Be able to describe what these principles mean to you in your role
  • Appreciate the key concerns for data protection relating to a number of different sectors
  • Understand how data protection matters are enforced and what is done when data breaches occur
  • This course is reviewed on a regular basis and updated as necessary.

Lesson Plan

  • Overview of data protection
  • The eight principles of the Data Protection Act
  • Exemptions
  • Selected business areas
  • Enforcement




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