Data Protection Online Training Course

Data protection relates to how personal and sensitive data is collected, used and stored by all organisations. That includes the government, companies, service providers and anyone else who manages data.

Our Data Protection Online Training Course will help your employees understand what personal and sensitive data are, why they need protection, and how to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Data Protection Training Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Identify non-personal, personal/special category (sensitive) data
  • Understand how their company complies with the GDPR
  • Take appropriate action to safeguard personal & special category data
  • Know when and how to report data breaches

New in 2021

Full design review conducted by a Data Protection expert.

  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • Content updated to reflect Brexit
  • New illustrative data protection story
  • Data protection terminology updated
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • Updated post-course assessment questions

Course outline


What is Data Protection?

What is Personal Data?

- What is special category ('sensitive') data?
- You make the call: Personal, special category or non-personal data?
- Is it important to protect personal data?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

- Data protection terminology
- GDPR penalties

Rights of the Data Subject

- Dealing with SARs
- You make the call: Valid SAR or not?

Data Protection Principles

- Legitimate interests
- Documenting and reviewing your LIA
- You make the call: What's lawful and limited?
- You make the call: How much and how long?
- You make the call: Keeping data accurate & updated
- Lawful basis: understanding consent
- What do you think: Getting consent
- You make the call: Keeping data accurate & updated
- Lawful basis: understanding consent
- What do you think: Getting consent

Accountability & Governance

- Records of processing activities

International Transfers

- Do you understand: Gina's data transfer
- You make the call: Does it comply or are additional safeguards required?

Personal Data Breaches

- Notification of breaches

Employee Responsibilities




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Course Specifications



Approximately 40-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.



Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.