Data Protection and GDPR

Explore the main areas in people management that are affected by data protection and GDPR so you can mitigate risks.


1 day

Online class


Our Data Protection and GDPR course is essential for anyone who is responsible for data protection, whether you are a Data Controller or someone with an interest in mitigating risks.

This online course will provide you with an overview of the legislation and detail the main areas in people management that are affected by data protection and GDPR. You will explore how to plan to mitigate against such risks and ensure this is a continual ongoing process in your organisation.

You’ll take part in a practical activity where we will discuss a case study. You’re encouraged to reflect on your key learnings from this activity and how it will apply in your own workplace. It will particularly focus on the relationship between company policies, conduct rules on data governance and disciplinary action.

All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months.

The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.


In this course, you will:

  • list the main points of data protection/GDPR legislation and the principles associated with each
  • recognise which people practices, policies and process have a risk associated with data protection
  • apply your learning to plan how to mitigate such risks in your organisation
  • reflect on your learning and take action to identify future risks as a continual ongoing process.

Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for anyone with responsibility for or involvement in Data Protection and GDPR in the workplace.











*Data Protection and GDPR, Early Bird Offer Terms and Conditions

1. The discount entitles you to a 10% reduction in fees for Data Protection and GDPR courses only.

2. If you are a current CIPD member, this discount can be used in conjunction with the 15% membership discount but cannot be combined with any other discounts or voucher codes.

3. The Discount code will remain active until midnight on 24/01/24.

4. In the event the course reaches 50% of its maximum capacity whilst this offer is still active, the offer will be discontinued. You can track the remaining capacity for each course on the respective course shop page.

5. Each user is permitted to use the early registration discount code only once. Multiple uses by the same user are not allowed.

6. CIPD reserves the right to modify the cost of any course at any time. The 10% early registration discount will be applied at the time of purchase and not be valid for future price changes.

7. This course may be cancelled if it does not receive the minimum required number of participants. In the event of such a cancellation, you will receive a refund equal to the discounted cost of the course that you paid.

8. By enrolling in our courses, participants acknowledge and agree to the terms outlined in CIPD's Privacy Policy, which governs the collection, processing, and usage of personal information in accordance with relevant data protection legislation; CIPD is committed to maintaining the confidentiality and security of participants' personal data, utilizing it solely for course administration, communication, and improvement purposes, and will not disclose such information to third parties without explicit consent, except as required by applicable laws and regulations.

9. CIPD reserves the right to terminate or modify this offer in its sole discretion, including in the event of fraud, technical failures, or other unforeseen circumstances.

10. All course materials provided during the course, including presentations, handouts, and other resources, are the exclusive intellectual property of CIPD. Participants are granted a limited, non-transferable license to use the course materials for personal educational purposes only. Reproduction, distribution, or modification of materials is strictly prohibited.

11. This Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of England and Wales.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these terms and conditions or any other aspect of our courses, please contact our customer support team.


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