Data Protection (Cardiff)

Data Protection Basic Awareness

Half Day Course  

This Data Protection Awareness course provides an overview of how to handle data effectively in order to comply with the Data Protection Act. It is designed to help businesses and individuals to be aware of the Data Protection Act and The Principles of Data Protection.

The course explores the types of data covered by the Act, the processing of personal data, to whom personal data can be passed. It also covers The Data Protection Principles, the rights given to individuals by the Act and the risks to individuals arising from the data held about them.

Course Content

The course starts by looking at the Act from the perspective of individuals and then moves on to look at what it means for your organisation and the job you do.

Who holds our personal information? – Identifying who holds our personal data.

What are the risks? – We discuss the risks to individuals arising from the data held about them.

Our Seven Rights – A brief look at the rights given to individuals by the Act.

What data is covered by the Act – We identify the type of data covered by the Act.

Conditions for processing data – A brief look at the conditions that must apply to enable us to process personal data.

The Data Protection Principles – We look at the Data Protection Principles, which we must comply with.  This includes looking at some of the myths and realities of data protection.

Who can we give information to – A short activity to consider who we are able pass personal information to.

Identifying a caller – What security questions should we ask, to ensure we are talking to the person we think we are talking to?

Course objectives

This training course will enable you to:

  • Outline the rights of individuals set out in the Data Protection Act

  • Recognise Personal Data and Sensitive Personal Data as described in the Act

  • Handle data in accordance with the data protection principles set out in the Act.

Who should attend this course?

The course is ideal for anyone handling data in the workplace. It is also appropriate for those who would like to develop or refresh their general awareness of data protection. This course can form part of a newly appointed employee/volunteer induction or it could serve as a fresher to those already familiar with data protection and The Data Protection Act.


Please note: – This training course and its materials will help a delegate’s training, but it is not intended to be a legal interpretation of the Data Protection Act. Prosper Training & Consultancy can accept no responsibility for its interpretation and content.


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