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Data Protection Act Awareness

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) harmonises data privacy laws across Europe to provide greater protection and rights to individuals, ultimately replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. 

Price: R295,00

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Course overview

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) harmonises data privacy laws across Europe to provide greater protection and rights to individuals, ultimately replacing the Data Protection Act 1998.

Individuals will have the right to access their information and decide how their information is collected, used, stored and destroyed. GDPR compliance shows you are demonstrating to your customers that you take their users’ privacy seriously. GDPR helps you establish trust with your users. Failure to comply can result in serious financial penalties, including up to €20 million (about £18 million) or 4% of the company’s global annual turnover of the previous financial year, whichever is higher.

The nature of GDPR means that different businesses are affected in different ways, there is no one-size-fits-all route to compliance. It is therefore important that all staff are trained on GDPR to assist an organisation with compliance.

Phoenix can assist with our GDPR eLearning programme that provides an overview with examples followed with a multiple-choice test to evaluate the user’s level of understanding. 

Who is this course suitable for?

The Data Protection Awareness course is intended for anyone who collects or works with personal data. It can serve as an introduction to the topic or as refresher training.

Course programme

The Data Protection Awareness course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
  • Understanding the key principles
  • Individual rights
  • Accountability and governance
  • Contracts
  • Documentation
  • Data protection by design
  • Data protection impact assessment
  • Data protection officers
  • Codes of conduct and certification
  • Guide to the data protection fee
  • Security
  • International transfers
  • Personal data breaches
  • Exemptions
  • Children

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of the Data Protection Act Awareness course:

  • Understand the key terms used in data protection law.
  • Understand their responsibilities under the GDPR and the Data Protection Act.
  • Know the principles of data protection that all organisations must adhere to.
  • Understand the lawful grounds for processing personal information.
  • Understand how to obtain consent from data subjects.
  • Understand data subject rights, including access rights and the right to be forgotten.
  • Recognise the responsibilities of data controllers, data processors and data protection officers.
  • Understand how to ensure data security and report personal data breaches.
  • Be familiar with the consequences of non-compliance.

Next steps

Other Phoenix courses that may be suitable for successful candidates include:


There is a multiple-choice assessment at the end of the course, with results provided immediately.

Multiple course discounts

The cost of any of our short, online courses is R295.00 per candidate, per course. Employers who book groups of employees for Phoenix health and safety training can make significant savings:

  • Buy 0-24 users for R295.00 per person
  • Buy 25-49 users R195.00 per person
  • Buy 50-99 users R149.00 per person
  • Buy 100-499 users R99.00 per person
  • Buy 500-999 users R59.00 per person&
  • Buy 1000 users R49.00 per person

Please contact our sales team on 0861 591 592 to claim your discount when you book 25 or more places.

Popular FAQs

  • What’s the duration of the online course?

    Phoenix's short, online health & safety courses should take 40 minutes to complete.
  • What happens if I fail the assessment?

    You can retake the assessment.
  • When and how will I receive my results and certificate?

    Once you complete the course and assessment, a confirmation of results is available immediately. This certificate can be printed or saved as proof of completion.

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    Originally founded in the UK, we are one of the leading global providers of training in health and safety. 

    Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience. 

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