Data Protection

Data Protection

The importance of data security & the new European-wide regulations

This 30-minute Data Protection e-learning course explains why Data Security is so important, what the Data Protection Act (DPA) is, how organisations and individuals can comply with it and prepare for the new Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation which replaces the DPA in 2017/18.


  • Corporate
  • Further Education
  • Higher Education

Available as

  • Off the shelf
  • Fully Bespoke

Your learning outcomes

When learners complete this Data Protection e-learning module they will understand:

  • The basic concepts of Data Security – why it matters, the consequences and risks
  • The core concepts & principles of the Data Protection Act 1998
  • How organisations can comply with the Data Protection Act, and ensure individuals understand their daily ‘duty of care’ in relation to personal data.
  • How organisations should handle personal data, the rights of individuals to access information that organisations hold on them, the Freedom of Information Act and the role of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).
  • How to prepare for new EU law General Data Protection Regulation, which is changing in 2017/18, to create stronger data privacy laws across the EU, and will replace current laws, such as the UK Data Protection Act, that exist amongst EU member states.

Data matters

  • Data breaches have serious consequences. ICO fines can be up to £500,000. And reputational damage can be severe. According to an ICO survey, following a breach, 20% of the public wouldn’t have any more dealings with a company, and 57% would consider severing ties.
  • Under the GDPR there will be an increase in fines to up to 4% of annual turnover (or €20 million) for some organisations.

Always up-to-date
If you get this e-learning course you also receive any updates we make to the content, so you’ll always have the latest version.

Learning by design
This highly interactive course blends rich graphics and audio-visual content with a variety of question-types encouraging learners to take practical steps towards gaining an apprenticeship. An optional end-of-course test assesses learners on the level of knowledge they’ve retained. Pass rates can be set as required.

Easy to implement & customise
This Data Protection e-learning course comes with Marshall LMS (Learning Management System) which could support other e-learning across your organisation and track completed training.

Our in-house developers can quickly & effectively adapt this course to your sector and organisation, giving you the option to add your own graphics, photos & video, and amend content to include your policies, procedures and key areas.

Learn more

If you would like to demo this course or find out more please get in touch by calling +44 (0)845 123 3909 or get in touch using our contact form.

At Marshalls we’re totally focused on creating content that’s exactly right for your learners. That’s why we’ve built our business around customising our existing courses to match the needs of specific organisations. And if something completely original’s required, we’ll make a bespoke course for you from scratch.

When we do this, our approach is guided by a few key principles.

Organisational Need
Why do you need to provide learning for your users – specifically? Is there a compliance need, a requirement to raise performance – or generate positive outcomes for external stakeholders? We prioritise making this clear as the first step in all of our projects.

Learner Centric
Who are your learners? What are their preferred learning styles? What do they know already? How confident are they with using technology? We’ll put these questions to you, and base our approach around the picture we build up.

Learning Outcomes
We use these to decide what every screen in every course we make is intended to achieve. What is it – exactly – that learners need to explain, describe, distinguish or list? Defining these up-front keeps every project on course as we move from initial proposal, through to storyboarding and then development.

Page-turning e-learning just doesn’t work. All of our courses are highly interactive, making extensive use of scenarios in particular. Rich media is used as appropriate, from audio-visual resources through to animations and bespoke graphics.

Respect for Learners
Treating learners as adults is vital to us. People don’t learn well if they feel they’re being patronised, and we aim to let users manage their own learning experience. We do this by writing our courses with an honest, direct tone, and giving learners choices in the form of additional learning resources and open navigational features.

‘What’s in it for me?’ is a question that all of our learners should be able to answer.

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