Data protection and GDPR

Protect yourself, your people and your organisation by improving your knowledge of data protection and GDPR for employees.

Development Programme

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15% discount for CIPD members

£170.00 exc. VAT

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Virtual class

Perfect for:

HR generalists
L&D professionals
People Managers
HR administrator

You’ll learn how to:

  • identify critical data protection/GDPR legislation points
  • recognise which people practices, policies and processes have data protection risks
  • mitigate data protection risks in your organisation
  • identify future data protection risks.

About this course

Course length: One day

Delivery: Online class, and self-directed learning

Suitable for: Individuals responsible for, or involved in, workplace data protection and GDPR.

Topics covered

  • the law and principles relating to data protection
  • the implications of GDPR on people practice.

What to expect from this ‘data protection and GDPR’ course

This online course in data protection for employees will give you an overview of the legislation and detail the main areas affected by data protection and GDPR. It will focus on the relationship between company policies, conduct rules on data governance and disciplinary action. You’ll also explore how to mitigate data protection risks and ensure ongoing compliance in your organisation.

This hands-on course includes a case study where you’ll be encouraged to reflect on how to apply your new-found knowledge of GDPR for employees in your workplace.

What you’ll need to do on this course

This is a one-day course with two hours of online lessons.

We recommend you support your online learning with self-directed learning – this should take around 30 minutes before and two hours after the course.

What you’ll get on this course

You’ll receive a certificate at the end of this course.

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.‚Äč

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘data protection and GDPR’ course, you’ll be able to:

  • understand the legislation and risks associated with data protection and GDPR
  • identify risks and know how to mitigate themreduce risks through better identification and planning
  • plan for risk awareness in people policies, processes, and practices.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.