Data Protection Seminar

Course Summary

Data Protection has recently taken a tough new turn with the passing of the new Data Protection Regulation in May 2016 which will come into force on 25 May 2018. While it is possible that this situation could change after the UK leaves the European Union, it is inconceivable that the UK will leave the EU without some sort of similar legislation. This is because, were it do so, European financial institutions would be prohibited from sharing data with UK organisations.


This course will therefore cover not only the existing UK Data Protection Act but also the new regulation. The old fundamentals of the legislation remain: the need to register what data is being collected and from whom; how the data is processed and to whom it is given. But the new regulation has much greater teeth: maximum fine of €20,000,000 can be imposed for breaches (up from £500,000).

If you are interested in a more in-depth data protection course, please see the 5-day EU GDPR Foundation & Practitioner course.


In addition the new regulation introduces substantial new rights and obligations:

  • The obligation to consider privacy when designing an electronic system
  • The obligation to consider privacy by default
  • The obligation to notify breaches to a data controller
  • The obligation to notify breaches to an individual affected
  • Right to object to data collection
  • Right to object to data profiling
  • Right to be forgotten
  • Right to data portability
  • Special rules regarding processing of children’s data

The day will be set out like this:

  • Registration
  • Welcome and Introduction 
  • A brief history of Data Protection and reasons for continuance post Brexit; overview of data protection
  • Coffee break
  • The Data Protection Principles
  • Lunch break
  • The new Data Protection Regulation
  • Tea break
  • The new data Protection Regulation continued
  • Summary and closing remarks

Tutor Profile

Dai Davis

Having a degree in Computer Science as well as being a lawyer, he is ideally placed to guide delegates through the labyrinth of data protection laws. Dai has been a specialist Technology Lawyer for over 25 years, is a qualified Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He has consistently been recommended in the Legal 500 and in Chambers Guides to the Legal Profession.
Having been national head of Intellectual Property Law and later national head of Information Technology law at leading practice, he now advises clients on intellectual property in Information Technology products, and all types of computer and technology law issues including such topical matters as Open Source, IT Security and Cloud Computing issues. He works extensively with and for West Sealand Digital.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Date: 4 October 2017
  • CPD Points: 7
  • Course Cost: £325.00
  • Course Length: 1 day (09:00-17:00)
  • Location: GTA University Centre, Guernsey
  • Tutor: Dai Davis

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