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BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection course is run over 2.5 or 3 days, please check the course instance for the exact duration and course information.

This Certificate is intended to promote an understanding of UK data protection law.

Who would benefit?

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection is likely to be of particular benefit to anyone working within  Data  Protection  and  Privacy, whether  as  a  stepping stone towards the Practitioner qualification or to give confidence and understanding in any secondary role.

It further benefits those  in Information  Governance, Project Management, legal departments, Marketing, IT/IS security and Human Resources, where an understanding of the law would give confidence and knowledge when decision taking

Learning Objectives

The  course  follows  the   latest   BCS  syllabus,  and   prepares  delegates  for   the   BCS Foundation Certificatein Data Protection examination.

The aim of this qualification is to promote an understanding of Data Protection in  practice.  Offering an appreciation of how the Data Protection Act (DPA) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (PECR) work

By obtaining the Foundation CertIficate individuals will:

  • Hold a recognised accredited qualification in data protection
    • Have an understanding of individual and organisational responsibilities under DPA
  • Be better placed to support their organisation in managing and handling customer/staff data in compliance with the DPA

Course Content

1. Context:

EU DP Directive 1995 UK Human Rights '98 PECR 2003

EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Art 8)

2. Role of The Commissioner: Overview

Codes of Practice

3. Definitions

4.The 8 Principles

Individual Rights

5. Notifications

6. Enforcement


Understanding Disclosures

8.Criminal Offences

9.Privacy and Electronic Communications (EU Directive)

 10. Good Practice

 11. Making Compliance happen in practice

Exams & Certification

The one hour Multi-choice examination concludes the course.

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