General Data Protection Regulations (2017) - A General Introduction


This programme is designed to ensure that delegates leave the event with a working understanding of the new European General Data Protection Regulations 2017 (GDPR) which will fully replace the 1998 UK Data Protection Act in May 2018. The new GDPR places a much greater emphasis on individual compliance and organisational governance; introduces new standards and sanctions; and focuses on addressing the growing trend towards electronic processing and the requirement for transportability of personal data.

Although the act emanates from the European Parliament, the UK Information Commissioner has clearly stated that decisions made in relation to Britain's exit from Europe (Brexit) will not impact the full implementation of the regulations.

What you will learn


Overview of the new GDP Regulations and their impact on participants
The role of the Information Commissioner and associated powers
Answering the questions: What is personal data?; What part do I play in the process?; What role does the Data Controller or Data Protection Officer fulfil?
What are my rights as a data subject?
What has changed and how do the changes impact upon me?
What is processing and what is unlawful processing?
Dealing effectively with subject access and third party requests and complaints
The processes and procedures that will help manage and mitigate risks
Highlighting the penalties for breaching the new Regulations


Further information

Cosensa Learning and Development
Cosensa Learning and Development
1 Day
Scheduled dates
Course type:
Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Stirling

Contact Information

Cosensa Learning and Development

Adelaide House
1 Falcon Road
BT12 6SJ