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The principles of data protection

How can HR protect data in the workplace? Get a topline insight into the law that protects personal data in the workplace and understand HR’s role in data protection.

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HR generalists

You’ll learn how to:

  • explore the definition of data protection in the workplace
  • outline the role of people professionals in data protection
  • list practical steps for people professionals to protect data in the workplace.

About this course

Course length: 60-90 minutes

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: Individuals who need an understanding of data protection principles.

This course is included as part of the Core Learning Subscription.

What to expect from this ‘principles of data protection’ course

This short course supports people professionals by sharing the principles of data protection in HR, why it’s important and why everyone needs to act responsibly and consistently when handling personal information. You’ll explore the role and duties of people professionals and will look at how organisations deal with data protection governance.

What you’ll need to do on this course

This bite-sized training consists of written, video and interactive content. You can work through the content at your own pace. At the end, you can test your understanding with a brief knowledge check. This is not a formal assessment; you can repeat it several times to help reinforce your learning.

What you’ll get on this course

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘principles of data protection’ course, you’ll be able to:

  • explain data protection in today’s workplace
  • advocate for data protection as people professionals
  • implement practical steps to uphold data protection in your organisation.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

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