Whether you know the basics of Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) or you’re completely new to the process, this course provides you with the necessary skills to carry out DPIAs to comply with data protection legislation.

Through practical and interactive tutor-led sessions, understand the role of DPIAs in ensuring compliance with data protection legislation; identify when a DPIA is required; successfully describe information flows; mitigate and control privacy risks and create a DPIA to use back at your organisation.

Leave our Creating Data Protection Impact Assessments course with the skills to embed a privacy by design approach and methods to reduce or eliminate privacy risks to your organisation.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow.

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Iain Harrison
Information Governance Specialist

Iain Harrison would never claim to be an “expert” but would admit (if pushed) he is a specialist on data protection, environmental information, freedom of information and open data, information security and surveillance law.

Iain brings 16 years of experience in delivering consultancy, advice and guidance in information law-related topics to a variety of public, private and voluntary organisations. Iain currently manages an Information Governance & Risk Team and is responsible, along with the above, for preparation and implementation of the GDPR within a large unitary local authority and giving support to its partner organisations.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and evaluate privacy solutions
  • Enhance the integrity and security of your data
  • 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
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Data Protection Impact Assessments and Data Protection Legislation

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

Identifying the Need for a DPIA

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

Describing Information Flows

  • Identify potential future uses of information
  • Consult colleagues on the practical implications of using data
  • Engender an appreciation and awareness of DPIA within your organisation
  • Gain the confidence to explain how information will be obtained, used and retained
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • The trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 14:45

Privacy and Related Risks

  • Maintain a record of the identified risks
  • Conduct a compliance check against the GDPR and other relevant legislation
  • 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
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 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.

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

Roundup and Key Takeaways