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Introduction to Data Protection under GDPR

Introduction to Data Protection under GDPR


Gain the core knowledge of the data protection concepts and practices that are embedded into the GDPR

This 1 day course is developed exclusively for Griffith College by Fort Privacy. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018. It raises the bar significantly for how firms process personal data. Data protection is now a core skillset for all businesses – from the multinational to the small family firm. This course aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge to achieve compliance under the new data protection regime.


Why study Introduction to Data Protection under GDPR with Griffith College?

This  1 day training course will provide attendees with core knowledge of the data protection concepts and practices that are embedded into the GDPR giving them the confidence to contribute to their organisations compliance activities. Attendees will examine the aspects of modern, digital on-line business that are driving the legislative changes in the GDPR and how these changes will impact on business practices.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Analyse data protection principles 

  • Understand how data protection practice is evolving under GDPR 

  • Examine how the key changes in GDPR impact your organisation

Course details

Course Outline

This course introduces the concepts and principles of data protection and examines the significant changes in GDPR. We explore the concept of lawful processing in detail to equip attendees to ensure the data processing operations are lawful. We also look at further changes expected with the updated e-Privacy regulation and how to future proof your current compliance activities for the expected changes.

  • GDPR – the background story: Why GDPR, why now? What are the aims of GDPR and why is the EU introducing this legislation now? 
  • GDPR – the terminology: What are the key definitions in data protection legislation that everyone needs to understand. 
  • GDPR – the principles: What are the data protection principles in GDPR and how do SMEs apply these principles in practice 
  • GDPR – the legality: How to ensure that any personal data your organisation processes has a legal basis 
  • GDPR – what to keep and what to throw away: How can you evaluate what data your company should keep and what it should discard 
  • GDPR – the practice: How can an SME demonstrate compliance to the GDPR? 
  • GDPR – the customer: How do you make sure your organisation can comply with its obligations to meet the rights of the data subject? 
  • GDPR – what next: What other legislation is changing and how will it impact compliance with the GDPR? What resources are available to SMEs and how do we access them


1 Day Course from 9am to 5pm 

Jan: 21 (Tuesday)

How to Apply

Entry Requirements 

Open Entry

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses department.



Study Mode Part-Time 

Fee: EUR 390.00


What further study can I do?

Successful applicants may also elect to pursue further studies in this area by progressing to the Certificate in Data Protection Operations Under GDPR.


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