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GDPR Practitioner Course Outline

Module 1: Data Subject Rights

  • Rights of the Data Subject
  • Must I Always Obey a Right?
  • Rights and Third Parties
  • Requests Made on Behalf of Other Data Subjects
  • Guidelines for Children's Maturity
  • Responding to a Rights Request
  • What is a Month?
  • Rights Request Flow Chart
  • Right to Be Informed
  • Best Practice Guidance
  • Right of Access
  • Right to Rectification
  • Right to Erasure
  • When Can I Refuse to Comply with a Request for Erasure?
  • Erasing Children's Data
  • Right to Restrict Processing
  • When Processing Should be Restricted?
  • Protecting PII
  • Issues about Restricting Processing
  • Right to Data Portability
  • Right to Object
  • Complying with the Right to Object
  • Rejecting the Right to Object
  • Right to Object
  • Rights Related to Automated Decision Making and Profiling
  • When Does the Right Not Apply?

Module 2: Subject Access Requests

  • Provenance
  • SARs
  • SAR is an Activity, not a Title
  • How Can a SAR be submitted?
  • What Information Should the Response to a SAR Contain?
  • Replying to a SAR
  • Confirming a Data Subject’s Identity
  • Scope
  • Electronic Records
  • Non-Electronic Records
  • SARs involving 3rd Party PII
  • Fees
  • Refusing a Subject Access Request
  • Access Requests from Employees
  • Credit Reference Agencies
  • Best Practice for SARs

Module 3: Lawful Processing

  • Lawful Processing
  • User Rights Change Depending on the Justification
  • Lawfulness of Processing Conditions
  • Lawfulness for Special Categories of Data
  • Consent
  • Specific
  • Informed
  • Key Points about Consent
  • Affirmative Action and Explicit Consent
  • What is not Affirmative Action?
  • Explicit Consent
  • Explicit Statement
  • Obtaining Explicit Consent
  • ICOs View of a Poor Form of Explicit Consent
  • Obtaining Consent for Scientific Research Purposes
  • Getting Consent
  • What should go into the Consent Request?
  • Consent Granularity
  • Right to Withdraw Consent
  • Children
  • Consent Records
  • Key Points When Establishing Consent
  • Legitimate Interests
  • Getting the Balance Right
  • Consent or Legitimate Interest?
  • What Lawful Basis Can Be Used for Processing Marketing PII?

Module 4: Third-Country Data Transfers

  • Cross Border Transfers
  • Transfer Mechanisms
  • Derogations
  • Adequacy
  • Adequate Ways to Safeguard Transfers of PII
  • One-Off or Infrequent Transfers
  • Who is Responsible?
  • Transferring PII Between EEA Members
  • Adequate Countries Outside of the EEA
  • Binding Corporate Rules (BCR)
  • What a BCR Must Cover?
  • Authorisation for BCRs
  • Privacy Shield Overview
  • Model Clauses
  • Public Authority Agreements

Module 5: Introduction to Protecting Personal Data

  • Need to Secure
  • What is Appropriate?
  • Protecting PII
  • Coverage
  • Defensive Design
  • Single Point of Failure (SPOF)
  • Incident Response
  • Data Breach Reporting Requirements
  • Incident Response Team

Module 6: Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA)

  • Data Protection Impact Assessments Overview
  • What Triggers a Data Protection Impact Assessment?
  • Benefits of DPIA
  • Processes to Be Considered for a DPIA
  • Responsibilities
  • DPIA Decision Path
  • DPIA Content
  • How Do I Conduct a DPIA?
  • Signing Off the DPIA
  • Mitigating Risks Identified By the DPIA

Module 7: Need Want Drop

  • Need to Want Drop Overview
  • Concept Diagram
  • Need/Want/Drop Methodology

Module 8: Dealing with Third Parties and Data in the Cloud

  • What is Cloud Computing?
  • Myths of Cloud
  • Cloud Challenges
  • Controller-Processor Contract
  • Checklist
  • Data Controller

Module 9: Practical Implications: GDPR

  • Brexit and Its Impact on the GDPR
  • One-Stop Shop

Module 10: Legal Requirements of the GDPR

  • Legal Requirements of the GDPR Overview

Module 11: Privacy Principles in GDPR

  • Principles found in Article 5(1) GDPR

Module 12: Common Data Security Failures, Consequences, and Lessons to be Learnt

  • Common Data Security Failures
  • Consequences
  • Lesson Learned

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Who Should Attend this GDPR Training Course?


There are no formal prerequisites for attending this EU General Data Protection Regulation Practitioner Training course.


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Practitioner Training is designed for a range of professionals who handle personal data.

GDPR Practitioner Course Overview

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive legislative framework that governs the processing of personal data in the European Union. It is important to implement technical and organisational measures to ensure data protection. Studying this training provides individuals with the knowledge and abilities required to guarantee that their organisations are in compliance with GDPR requirements. This training helps learners understand the importance of evaluating GDPR compliance and implementing changes to ensure ongoing compliance. Pursuing this training helps individuals get equipped with the necessary skills and techniques to enhance their career opportunities and ultimately increase their earnings.

In this 2-day EU General Data Protection Regulation Practitioner Training course, delegates will gain comprehensive knowledge about how to handle personal data in the European Union. During this training, delegates will learn to stay up-to-date with changes to GDPR requirements and adapt policies and procedures as needed. They will also learn about GDPR and develop the skills needed to ensure compliance within their organisations. The Knowledge Academy’s highly professional and knowledgeable tutor, who has years of teaching experience, will conduct this training. 

Course Objectives

  • To understand the rights of data subjects and how to handle their requests
  • To learn how to conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
  • To develop and implement effective data protection policies and procedures
  • To know the importance of continuous improvement in GDPR compliance
  • To gain knowledge of how to handle data subject requests and complaints
  • To provide a clear explanation of why and how you are processing AI

At the end of this training course, delegates will be able to develop and implement effective data protection policies. They will also be able to identify and assess the risks associated with the processing of personal data.

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What's included in this GDPR Training Course?

Our GDPR Practitioner course includes:

  • The GDPR Practitioner exam
  • The Knowledge Academy GDPR Practitioner Manual
  • Certificate
  • Expert Instructor
  • Refreshments

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EU GDPR Practitioner Exam Information

The GDPR Practitioner exam assesses a candidate’s knowledge of compliance mechanisms, cloud and third-party processing, the stipulations of the GDPR, Data Protection Impact Assessments, security breaches, and the expectations of GDPR-mandated roles. The exam consists of:

  • Type: Multiple choice questions
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Pass mark: 55%
  • Open Book: Yes

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Practitioner FAQs


EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive legislative framework that governs the processing of personal data in the European Union.
General Data Protection Regulation is important for organisations that are committed to respecting individual liberties and taking data protection seriously.
If you would like to get more information about the GDPR, please view our “what is GDPR?” page - here you will be provided with extensive information about the history and purpose of the general data protection regulation and answers to questions such as “what effect will Brexit have on the GDPR” and “Do I need a DPO?”. If you would like more information on this course specifically, please call one of our advisors on 01344797027
There are various features of GDPR including, a clear and comprehensive framework, accountability, obligations for data processors, and penalties for non-compliance.
GDPR is beneficial for increased trust, improved data security, greater efficiency, and improved reputation.
In this EU General Data Protection Regulation Practitioner Training course, you will learn about rights request flow chart, access requests from employees, lawful processing, and explicit statement, cross border transfers, incident response team, and related topics.
The price for Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Practitioner certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Practitioner.
Please see our GDPR Training courses available in the United Kingdom

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Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


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