Data Protection at Work

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 2 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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CPD Certified - on average contributes 1 - 2 hours towards your CPD.

The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force in March 2000. It sets rules for processing personal information and sensitive information and applies to paper records and those held electronically (computer, PDA etc). Personal information means information which relates to a living individual who can be identified from the information which is in the possession of the Data Controller. It is vital that those who collect and use personal data maintain the confidence of those who are asked to provide it. The Data Protection Act 2008 provides a means to ensure confidence is maintained.

This module is aimed at anyone within a work situation who handles personal data.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


This course covers the following topics:

- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Overview
- Duties
- Access Rights and Requests
- Summary


The aim of the Data Protection in the Workplace module is to provide an overview of the benefits and legal requirements in adopting Data Protection principles in the workplace.

On completion of this module learners will be able to:

- Explain the 8 principles of the Data Protection Act
- Describe what these principles mean to you in your role
- Explain what subject access requests are and how they should be dealt with

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