In the UK, as much as the rest of the world, personal data is a highly sought-after commodity. When those little pop-ups appear on a website asking for permission to collect your data, many people don’t read them as carefully as they should. With your permission, an organisation can know where you bank, shop, and much more to target you with ads, or sell your data to someone who will.

From an organisation’s point of view, without that permission, they can’t just do whatever they want with it, or they would fall foul of data protection regulations designed to keep personal data safe – namely, the UK GDPR. And someone must make sure they remain compliant. That’s what a Data Protection Officer does. Your organisation will likely need one if you want to stay compliant, too. Take this course to find out more.


  • Describe the role and responsibilities of a Data Protection Officer

  • Support a Data Protection Officer in their day-to-day activities

  • Clarify when a Data Protection Officer is needed


    Data Protection Officers have varied roles. They’re vital for organisations which deal with large amounts of data; they may still be useful even in organisations which don’t do so. If you own or manage a business, or have been chosen to be a Data Protection Officer or one of their support team, then this short course will be invaluable.

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