GDPR - A Comprehensive Introduction

BPP Professional Education
Course summary
6 hours
634 GBP excl. VAT
Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester

Course description

GDPR – A Comprehensive Introduction

CPD hours:



The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) came into force on the 25th May 2018 and there are now no excuses for ignoring this topic any longer. This one-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic by providing an overview of the GDPR and then highlighting key areas of concern.

The course adopts a practical and common-sense approach throughout with the emphasis on commercial as well as legal considerations.

SRA competences (if applicable)

B, C

Suitability - Who should attend?


This course will be beneficial for;

  • Paralegals
  • Apprentices
  • Trainee solicitors
  • Qualified solicitors
  • Partner
  • Legal execs
  • HR managers
  • Procurement managers
  • Risk and compliance
  • Data Protection Officers
  • IT managers
  • Accountants
  • Corporate officers

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Learning outcomes:

  • To describe the key terminology associated with the GDPR and to demonstrate an understanding of the key principles, obligations and rights
  • To be aware of the additional requirements imposed on controllers by the new obligation of accountability
  • To comprehend the rules relating to data subjects’ rights and to apply them in a commercially sound and compliant manner
  • To describe the issues relating to direct marketing activity as set out in the Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications
  • To understand the issues relating to the transfer of personal data outside of the European Economic Area and to apply this knowledge to a given set of facts
  • To comply with the new rules on data security breach reporting set out in the GDPR
  • To comprehend the enforcement options available to the Information Commissioner
  • To be aware of the effect of Civil Monetary Penalty Notices and to consider recent examples as well as the increased fining powers now in place under the GDPR

Training Course Content

Course Outline

The course sets out guidance as to how the ICO and the courts are interpreting the key provisions of the GDPR and the DPA.

It also summarises the latest Brexit related developments in terms of applicability and international transfers of data.

Delegates will be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge through a series of practical exercises and group feedback will be given throughout.

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