This course is available online and through a face to face classroom environment.

This course will cover the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be implemented in the UK in May 2018. The changes place greater obligations on organisations, with potential fines for breaches as high as €20 million or 4% of global turnover. Organisations need to act now to prepare for the potential changes to their systems and procedures. This course is designed to ensure that delegates understand how the current requirements will change.

Who is this course aimed at?

Many of the principles of the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) will remain when the UK implements the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018. The GDPR takes data protection further, with a change in emphasis from ‘best practice’ to ‘requirements’, greater consent from individuals, new rights such as the right to be forgotten, and other significant changes.

Payroll and HR data, procedures and systems will be directly affected, including where third party software or service providers are involved.

This course helps delegates understand and prepare for the changes, including how they affect payroll and HR functions, so that they can help their organisations become fully compliant by May 2018.

Who should attend?

Anyone with responsibility for the data collection and processing within their organisation.

Course content

  • The Data Protection Act (DPA)
  • Principles of the DPA
  • Definition of DPA terms
  • DPA best practice
  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Principles of the GDPR
  • Differences between GDPR and DPA
  • Definition differences
  • Lawful processing
  • Rights of a data subject
  • Accountability and governance
  • Personal data breaches
  • Implications for payroll and HR
  • Preparing for the GDPR
  • How to do Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)

Course aims

On completion, delegates should:

  • Identify the principles of the DPA and GDPR
  • Identify the key terms of the DPA and GDPR
  • Recognise the accountability and governance requirements of the GDPR
  • Identify how the changes apply to payroll and HR, in particular
  • Start to prepare their organisation for the changes

Booking information

Closing date for bookings is two weeks prior to the course date.