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An Introduction to Data Protection and its Practical Application

All businesses operating in the UK hold information about individuals (whether they be employees, customers or anyone else) and so are affected by data protection laws. Since failure to comply with requirements can result in criminal as well as civil liability, no organisation can afford to ignore the issue of data protection.

This course is aimed at lawyers in private practice, in house and in public authorities and will also be of interest to data protection officers. It provides a practical guide to how data protection works and how the principles must be applied in a variety of contexts. It provides essential guidance on EU developments in data protection and how they will be applied to UK law. It includes:

  • Basic definitions and the eight Data Protection Principles in the Data Protection Act 1998
  • Key principles, obligations and rights under the Act and associated legislation
  • Rights of data subjects including access requests
  • Information management, storage and document retention policies
  • Privacy regulations and their relation with the Act
  • Role of the Information Commissioner: codes of practice and powers of enforcement including Monetary Penalty Notices, Assessments and criminal charges under the Act
  • How to keep up to date with the Act
  • Data breaches
  • The new General Data Protection Regulation to come fully into effect in May 2018: how it changes data protection and how to prepare for it
  • The new Data Protection Act


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