It’s no secret that data management, data protection and cybersecurity are bringing increasing challenges for business. High-profile data leaks – think TalkTalk, Sony, Carphone Warehouse and Vodafone – reveal new challenges for business in terms of managing a crisis that can quickly play out in the international press and social media. The damage from a poorly managed data breach can damage company reputation, undermine customer and client trust, and can even result in legal action and large fines.
With digital assets, clearly IT plays a crucial role in the technical management and prevention of cybersecurity leaks. But what about physical assets? With every team in an organisation creating and managing both digital and physical data assets, data protection is everyone’s responsibility. This emphasis is compounded by the introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, which creates new responsibilities for businesses to ensure data protection.
Recent emphasises have shifted to a focus on the ‘human element’ of data protection. For example, the majority of cybersecurity data breaches are not a technology issue, but a due to ‘people problem’. It is staff who might download a file containing malware, or be manipulated into providing sensitive information from a social engineering attack. In an increasingly digital world, physical data assets can be forgotten and neglected. Without adequate training staff are the biggest data protection risk – they need training that is tailored to meet their specific needs.
It is vital to educate all staff in data protection and management. Education is a continuous process, with an emphasis on life-long learning to deal with the evolving threats to an organisation’s digital and physical data assets. With training, staff can become the solution to data protection issues. They can champion a data protection culture, educate external suppliers and colleagues, and continually develop solutions to ensure that organisational data is protected.
This interactive training session in Data Protection utilises accelerated learning techniques and meets the TAP accreditation standard. The training allows participants to focus on specific areas of Data Protection compliance and apply it to their own organisation, roles and personal lives.
This workshop is suitable for anyone who is responsible for the management and processing of data within your organisation.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
- Be aware of the changes to EU data protection rules and GDPR
- Understand the background and purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998
- Understand what the 8 principles of data protection are and understand how they relate to the workplace and themselves
- Know what is expected of businesses in respect to data security, including the penalties for those who break the law
- Know what rights data subjects have under the Data Protection Act
Participants will be encouraged to:
- Recognise that data protection is everyone’s responsibility
- Identify the physical and digital data within their teams
- Develop a specific data management plan to protect their data
- Identify any further training needs for their team
- Comply with organisational standards and strategies for data management and protection
- Ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR