ONLINE TRAINING: Data protection essentials

Data Protection, Legal

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Whatever type of organisation you may be, if you process personal data you will need to be UK GDPR compliant. This would include anyone within an organisation that handles or processes the personal data of staff, service users, beneficiaries, volunteers, customers, members and supporters. If you process special category data such as health, sexual orientation and religious beliefs or children's data this course will help to guide you through your extra responsibilities you have under the new legislation.

This course will also be suitable for individuals that procure services from third parties where personal data is shared.


Mark Burnett is an NCVO associate and a fully qualified data protection officer (DPO). He is an experienced fundraiser and marketer and has worked with over 700 charities of all types and sizes to help implement the UK GDPR, The Data Protection Act 2018 and the PECR. He offers a unique insight into how UK GDPR is impacting the voluntary sector along with a practical and proven interpretation of the law.

What you will learn

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • a full understanding of the principles and core areas of data processing and data subject rights under UK GDPR
  • used practical tools to ensure your organisation complies with data protection legislation
  • discussed the role and responsibility of your data controller and the information asset owners and SIRO where applicable
  • looked at subject access rights and requests and how to deal with them
  • understood how data protection may impact your organisation.