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This highly practical and interactive Creating Data Protection Impact Assessments training course provides you with the necessary skills to carry out a DPIA, in order to comply with the latest data protection legislation.

Through practical and interactive workshop sessions you will learn how to successfully carry out a DPIA, to help your organisation eliminate privacy risks.

By attending this Creating Data Protection Impact Assessments course, gain the skills to embed a privacy by design approach and leave the day with methods to reduce or eliminate privacy risks to your organisation.

What previous delegates have said:

“This is a very useful course. The presentation was clear and informative. The presenter was very knowledgeable and approachable.”
Disclosure Officer, South Wales Police

“Very interesting and knowledgeable speaker who provided practical examples of how to apply DPA/GDPR in practice.”
Development and support Service Manager, East Lancashire Hospice

“The effective data impact assessments course was really engaging and interesting covering a range of topics from the legal understanding required to complete the assessments to the method thought process required to do so.”
Data Analyst, Health and Safety Executive 

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Lynn Wyeth
Information Governance Manager - Leicester City Council

Lynn is the Information Governance Manager at Leicester City Council. Having previously worked as an MP and MEP’s political assistant, Lynn moved to her local council where she now oversees the Council’s Information Governance agenda including data protection, FOI, information sharing, RIPA and CCTV.

She has also helped health organisations with their information governance procedures.

Lynn is the author of two books, A Practical Guide to Handling Freedom of Information Requests and Data Protection: Compliance in Practice.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Comply with the latest data protection legislation by carrying out DPIAs
  • Learn how to embed a privacy by design approach across your organisation
  • Identify, assess and mitigate privacy risks within all your data processing activities
  • Enhance the integrity and security of your data
  • Create your own DPIA that can be used for your organisation
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Workshop: Data Protection Impact Assessments and Data Protection Legislation

  • Understand the role of DPIAs in ensuring compliance with GDPR
  • How DPIAs can help you to develop more effective information governance strategies
  • Case studies of effective use of DPIAs
  • Ensure effective compliance with the GDPR
11:00 - 12:00

Workshop: Identifying the Need for a DPIA

  • Learn how to answer screening questions to identify a proposal’s potential impact on privacy
  • Understand how project management activity can address privacy issues
  • Discuss privacy issues with key stakeholders
12:00 - 13:00

Workshop: Identifying and Managing Privacy Risks

  • Gain the confidence to explain how information will be obtained, used and retained
  • Engender an appreciation and awareness of DPIA within your organisation
  • Identify potential future uses of information
  • Record the risks to individuals, including possible intrusions on privacy where appropriate
  • Assess the corporate risks including regulatory action, reputational damage and loss of public trust
  • Conduct a compliance check against the GDPR and other relevant legislation
  • Maintain a record of the identified risks
  • Develop methods to reduce or eliminate privacy risks
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Creating a Successful DPIA

In this interactive session, you will work with the trainer to create your own DPIA, to use within your organisation.

  • Learn what key information needs to be included in a DPIA
  • Ensure all privacy related issues are considered
  • Consider privacy security issues when writing a DPIA
  • Ensure your DPIA avoids reputational damage and potential fines
  • Learn how to work with all key stakeholders
  • Take back a comprehensive DPIA toolkit
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


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