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Data Protection Training

It is imperative that organisations that process personal data provide training to staff to ensure they have an appropriate level of knowledge of data protection law and, where appropriate, other information governance laws, such as Freedom of Information, and how it impacts them. Lack of data protection education and awareness creates compliance risk and increases the likelihood of an organisation suffering a personal data breach. Knowledgeable staff can help protect your organisation’s ability to manage personal data securely and appropriately. 

We offer both bespoke and general data protection training packages. Our bespoke training will be designed specifically for your needs, operating environment and sector. Alternatively, take advantage of our general data protection training packages, covering data protection and key common data management issues.

Training Packages

We offer data protection training from our offices across Scotland or we can deliver sessions on-site at your organisation for you. We also provide online training sessions upon request. All of our training sessions are delivered by our team of data protection experts.

Our basic data protection training package provides an  overview of the key principles and data protection themes of UK GDPR and  the Data Protection Act 2018. Our sessions are designed to provide practical advice to organisations about applying data protection rules to everyday working processes. Participants have the opportunity to ask the presenter questions at the end of the session.

The data protection training for staff is delivered in a lecture-style format and also includes generic GDPR documentation that can be issued to session participants, serving as a handy go-to guide. The cost for this starts at  £400 plus VAT, plus travel time if not held at our office or virtually.

Our bespoke training packages are tailored to client requirements. These can be delivered in as a lecture style, workshop or online to suit client preferences. We have experience of designing various bespoke packages, each time tailoring them to the client’s operating environment, sector and data-processing activities.

Example topics may include:

  • Data protection for marketing and sales professionals
  • Data protection for  HR professionals
  • Data protection for researchers
  • Data protection for procurement teams
  • Data protection in the dental sector
  • Data protection for boards of management

Costs for bespoke training packages vary according to client requirements. Please contact us to discuss what you need and to obtain a quote.

How can Thorntons help?

Our Data Protection experts have extensive experience delivering accessible, practical data protection training for clients across the UK. Please call our specialist Data Protection team on 03330 430350 for more information on how we can help your organisation with a data protection training session. Or complete ouronline enquiry formand one of the team will call you back.