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McCrudden Training

Eastbourne & District Chamber of Commerce

Workshop TitleData Protection Training

Summary of the overall aims of the course

Under the powers of the Data Protection Act, the penalty for serious breaches of the legislation includes fines of up to £500,000 and imprisonment.  In 2010 the first fines were issued by the Information Commissioner of £130,000 to a county council and £60,000 to a social enterprise company who lost an encrypted laptop.  Data loss is a crime and serious threat to business, and organisations are obliged to ensure that all staff who ‘process’ personal information of clients, staff and partners are aware of their legal responsibilities.

Course objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of and basic principles of the Data Protection Act and how these apply to your organisations;
  • Identify whether your organisation is obliged to ‘notify’ under the law;
  • Explain the rights and responsibilities your organisation has under the Act;
  • Identify and categorise what personal information your organisation holds;
  • Evaluate the ways personal data is held within your organisation and identify potential threats to data security; and
  • Write a data protection policy for your organisation.

Target audience

Everyone who has access to personal information (whether is belongs to your staff, your customers or others), has a role to play in ensuring the security of that data.

This workshop assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and is suitable for anyone who has access to personal information.


Half day (3 hours)

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Nicky McCrudden


Delegate rate for Edeal clients and Chamber Members £58