Data protection essentials

GDPR 2020

Every time we buy a product, sign up to a service or get a new job, we willingly hand over our personal information, placing our trust in countless companies to handle our data securely and responsibly, despite frequent news of hacks and data breaches. With technology now playing such an integral role in data management, it is imperative that data protection laws evolve to reflect this.

Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Members £14 per learner
Non members £30 per learner

As a company employee, the responsibility falls on you to keep individuals’ data safe, secure and processed appropriately. As such, you need to know about, and comply with, current data protection regulations – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 – to avoid serious legal consequences for you and your employer. As the UK’s relationship with Europe continues to evolve, it is additionally important that organisations stay abreast of potential changes to data protection legislation. This course will help you understand the aims and provisions of the UK’s existing data protection legislation and offers essential, practical advice on making yourself compliant, with extra tips on how to monitor changes to European data handling requirements.

Courses developed by Nimble Elearning have been certified by the CPD Certification Service and count towards your annual CPD requirement.


After completing the course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognise why fair and effective data management is important to individuals and to society as a whole
  • Understand relevant data protection legislation and regulations, along with the penalties for breaching these
  • Work with information in a way that does not breach the data protection principles and individuals’ rights
  • Respond to requests for information from individuals in a way that is legal and effective


Topics explored in this course, Data Protection Essentials:

  • Understanding the need for data protection laws
  • Explaining the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018
  • Handling data in Europe
  • Defining personal data
  • Individuals’ rights
  • Data protection principles
  • Working with data