BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection

Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection Course Overview:

The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection is a credential confirming professionals’ grasp and implementation of the UK Data Protection Act and GDPR. It is dedicated to furnishing individuals with the acumen and competencies to responsibly manage and safeguard an organization’s data in adherence to legal benchmarks. Its significance is particularly pronounced in sectors handling sensitive data, including finance, healthcare, technology, and government. Enterprises enlist personnel with this certification to ensure their data protection protocols align with regulatory mandates, effectively mitigating security vulnerabilities and fostering trust among clients and stakeholders. This certification comprehensively covers vital domains such as personal data handling, governance, and accountability.

Intended Audience:

• Professionals involved in data protection and data governance.
• Individuals interested in understanding data protection laws.
• Compliance officers looking to implement data protection regulations.
• IT security professionals wanting to enhance their understanding of data protection.
• Legal professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of data protection laws.

Learning Objectives of BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection:

The primary learning objectives of the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection course are outlined as follows:

  1. Legal Framework and Compliance: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the legal framework for data protection, encompassing national and international laws and standards.
  2. Effective Implementation: Acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement robust data protection measures within an organization, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of personal data.
  3. Data Security and Breach Management: Develop expertise in handling data security breaches, including incident response and notification processes, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and minimizing potential damage.
  4. Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs): Learn how to conduct thorough data protection impact assessments, identifying and mitigating risks associated with processing personal data.
  5. Training and Awareness: Gain the ability to provide data protection training to colleagues and stakeholders, fostering a culture of data protection awareness and compliance.
  6. Individual Rights: Understand and uphold the rights of individuals concerning their personal data, ensuring that data processing is fair, transparent, and compliant with legal requirements.

By the end of this course, participants will be well-versed in data protection laws, regulations, and best practices. They will have the skills to proactively address data protection challenges, mitigate risks, and contribute to maintaining the privacy and security of personal data within their organization.

  • Context of Data Protection Legislation
  • Principles of Data Protection and Applicable Terminology
  • Lawful Basis for Processing of Personal Data
  • Governance and Accountability of Data Protection within Organisations
  • Interaction between Controller and Processor, and Role of Third Parties
  • Transfers of Personal Data to Third Countries or International Organisations
  • Data Subject Rights
  • The Role of Supervisory Authorities (SAs)
  • Breaches, Enforcement, and Liability
  • Processing of Personal Data in Relation to Children
  • Specific Provisions in Data Protection Legislation of Particular Relevance to Public Authorities
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations (PECR) 2003
  • Application of Data Protection Legislation in Key Areas of Industry

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection Course Prerequisites

• Basic understanding of data protection laws
• Familiarity with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
• Experience in IT Law or Information Security
• Completion of BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection is preferred but not mandatory.
• Fluency in English language for comprehension and examination purposes.

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This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
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  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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