A lighter look at GDPR

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This session will introduce you to the wonderful world of data protection. Using amusing anecdotes where appropriate, it will cover all aspects of the processing of personal data, as regulated by the GDPR.

In addition, it will focus in particular on GDPR in the workplace.

What will this GDPR in the workplace training course offer you?

  • Historical developments of the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • What personal data is and the principles of GDPR
  • How to correctly process personal data
  • The GDPR principles and difference between data controllers & processors of data
  • The legal legislation for processing data, highlighting key quotes from the regulation
  • The importance of GDPR compliance
  • How GDPR affects businesses, employment and recruitment
  • What a subject access request is
  • The right to erasure
  • How to maintain employee records

What is personal data?

Any information relating to an identified or identifiable living individual (“data subject”). This information can be in any form, e.g. letter, email, photograph, audio recording, CCTV footage or anything else. Some examples of these are names, address, telephone number, hobbies, date of birth, gender, ethnicity, religion and language.

What is the difference between a data controller and processor?

This course will help you understand the critical differences between the two.

Data Controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body, which alone or jointly, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Data controllers have primary responsibility for ensuring that data processing is carried out in accordance with the GDPR. Data Processors are a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.

Learning objectives:

A basic, but comprehensive, understanding of all the terminology and law governing the process of personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation, as well as the Data Protection Act 2018.

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Alastair Hodge

Barrister and Professor of Advocacy • The Chambers of Jason Beer QC, 5 Essex Court

Alastair Hodge was called to the Bar in 1997 as a Barrister of the Inner Temple and was elected a Master of the Bench in 2014. He has been a tenant at 5 Essex Court since 2003 and specialises in all aspects of Employment Law & Education Law.

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