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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 workshop 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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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

  • 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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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


“This is a very useful course. The presentation was clear and informative. The presenter was very knowledgeable and approachable.”
Creating Data Protection Impact Assessments Disclosure Officer, South Wales Police
Very interesting and knowledge speaker who provided practical examples of how to apply DPA/GDPR in practice
Creating Data Protection Impact Assessments 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.”
Creating Data Protection Impact Assessments Data Analyst, Health and Safety Executive