BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection

Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)

BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection Course Overview:

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection serves as a professional credential affirming comprehension of data protection principles. Its pertinence is particularly pronounced in industries valuing data privacy and security, like IT, healthcare, finance, and e-commerce. This certification encompasses pivotal notions including data protection laws, individual rights, data breach reporting, and roles of data controllers and processors. It empowers professionals with expertise to lawfully and responsibly manage personal data, facilitating adherence to data protection regulations. Universally accepted and acknowledged, it stands as a marker of proficiency within the realm of data protection.

Intended Audience:

• Professionals in data protection or related fields
• IT and cybersecurity specialists
• Compliance officers and legal practitioners dealing with data privacy
• Employees handling personal data in organizations
• Individuals seeking to advanced understanding of data protection principles
• Organizations aiming to boost their data protection competency.

Learning Objectives of BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection:

The learning objectives of the BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection course are as follows:

  1. Comprehend the essential principles and concepts of data protection within a global context.
  2. Identify and understand the key components of the Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  3. Gain insight into how data protection laws impact data handling and management in various organizations.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of a data controller.
  5. Understand the procedures required for compliant data sharing with third parties.

Upon completion of this course, participants will have a solid understanding of data protection laws, regulations, and their practical implications. They will be equipped to navigate data protection requirements and contribute to ensuring data privacy and security within their organizations.

  • Introduction to Data Protection History
  • Principles of Data Protection and Applicable Terminology
  • Lawful Bases for Processing Personal Data
  • Governance and Accountability of Data Protection within Organisations
  • Interaction between Controller and Processor
  • Transfers of Personal Data to Third Countries or International Organisations
  • Data Subject Rights
  • Independent Supervisory Authorities and the ICO
  • Breaches, Enforcement, and Liability
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations (PECR) 2003

BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection Course Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of data protection laws and regulations
  • Basic understanding of the concept of personal data
  • Familiarity with data protection principles and rights
  • Awareness of data protection in the digital economy
  • Understanding of the role of a data protection officer
  • Experience in managing data privacy issues.

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  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
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