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Data Protection Officer Training: All you need to know DPO Course

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Are you a new or an existing Data Protection Officer (DPO) or are you wanting to move into the role of the DPO but not sure how to become a DPO, or are you just wanting to find out what the legal requirements and responsibilities are of the role, then this Data Protection Officer training course is for you.  

Data Protection Officer Training Course Overview

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) has a statutory basis in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. The Data Protection Officer will be the person staff approach for advice and guidance and it is their job to make sure the organisation stays on track with their data protection compliance program.   

The Article 29 Working Party details that Data Protection Officers (‘DPO’s) will be at the heart of the legal framework for many organisations. Under the GDPR it is mandatory for certain controllers and processors to designate a DPO. This is the case for all public authorities and bodies (irrespective of what data they process), and for other organisations that – as a core activity – monitor individuals systematically and on a large scale, or that process special categories of personal data on a large scale.

This one-day course presents practical exercises about the role of the Data Protection Officer, key responsibilities and actions of the role; covering an induction to privacy law, the GDPR articles; Designation of DPO, Tasks and Position of DPO. Exercises covering the importance of accountability and transparency. Looking at the difference between implementation and advice/inform and monitor. How to avoid conflict of interest and how to manage a difference of opinions.  

This course will support you to build and embed a Data Protection by design culture and lots more!  



Data Protection Officer Course Programme

9:45 - 10:00Welcome aims
10:00 - 11:30SECTION A - Introduction in to privacy law
Practical session - General Data Protection Regulations & Data Protection Act
11:30 – 11:45Refreshment break
11:45 – 13:15SECTION B - Designation of DPO - GDPR Art 37 (1) a-c and (2)-(7)
When do you legally need to have a DPO?
Covering expert knowledge and internal vs external
Difference between DPO and EU representative
13:15 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:00SECTION C - Tasks of DPO - GDPR Article 39 (1) to (6)
Difference between implementation and advice/inform and monitor compliance
How a DPO might monitor compliance
15:00 – 15:15SECTION D - Position of Data Protection Officer - GDPR Art 38 (1) to (6)
How to avoid conflict of interest
Risk based approach
15:15 – 16:15Privacy management system and controller obligations.
What the DPO did next?
16:15 – 16:30Close and finish time
Data Protection Officer Course Dates

Manchester 5th December 2019Places Available
London10th March 2020Places Available
Manchester28th May 2020Places Available
Cost                      £375 + VAT per delegate

Want to know more about our Data Protection Officer Trainers?

Our Trainers are amazing, between us we have over 100 years of experience working in information Governance.

In House Data Protection Officer Training Also Available

Leadership Through Data provide bespoke training courses that are custom made to your needs. Bespoke courses provide an exclusive learning and development opportunity which is cost effective.

If you did not find the course you are looking please contact us and we can discuss and design the right course for you. For a no obligation quote, email or call 07931566007 or 01206 807267

All prices include the attendance of 15 delegates, a course workbook, additional reading, slide handouts, an LTD delegate folder, a pen and a CPD certificate. If booked in advance, we offer a 4 week after care package.


Q & A

When will I be advised of the venue location?

Exact location are sent out via email, two weeks before the course, we would therefore advise you not to book accommodation until the venue is confirmed.

What happens if the course is cancelled?

We will always offer you another course date, to ensure you don’t miss out however, if you are unable to attend further dates, we will offer you a refund. See full terms and conditions.

Do you offer any course discounts?

Yes we offer a 10% discount if you book multiple people from the same organisation, at the same time.

Will I get a recognised qualification?

As part of our accreditation with the CPD accreditation group, you will receive 6 CPD points for each course attended.