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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – for the HR Professional

This course has been created in conjunction with specialist data privacy lawyers, Clayden Law,  expert employment law solicitors, Hine Legal, and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. It provides expert guidance on the impact of the GDPR on HR, including a comprehensive module developed specifically for the HR Professional.

This course examines the new legislation and is intended for anyone who handles or processes personal data/HR data. You will cover the key concepts that HR need to understand and changes that need to be in place to achieve GDPR compliance.

GCHQ Certified Training for GDPR compliance


This course covers seven modules, and consists of but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Why the new data protection law has been introduced
  • The key differences between the previous data protection regime and the new one
  • The primary aims of the new data protection regulation
  • Who the legislation applies to
  • What rights people have over the processing of their data
  • The grounds for the exercising of these rights
  • What information you need to give a data subject
  • How and when that information needs to be conveyed
  • The definition of consent and how to ask for it
  • The penalties for getting consent wrong
  • When and when not to use consent
  • The other legal ways to process data
  • Why organisations choose consent over the legal methods
  • What the accountability principle is
  • Why it came about and why it is important
  • How to achieve compliance with the accountability principle
  • What to include in a data map
  • What information must be provided in a privacy policy
  • When this information should be provided
  • The importance of considering audience
  • How to comply with the requirement for concision
  • The importance of gauging people’s reasonable expectations of what might be done with their data
  • The three most relevant lawful grounds that HR need to know about when processing personal data
  • The issues around obtaining consent from employees
  • Why legitimate interests need careful consideration
  • What HR should do if they are unsure if legitimate interests apply
  • Workplace monitoring and automated decision-making
  • The five HR policies that must be reviewed and updated, and
  • What must be included in your privacy policy
  • The new and enhanced rights for employees
  • The new rules around subject access requests
  • Data processing in the context of recruitment
  • Processing special category data, criminal convictions, and offences
  • DBS checks
  • When to notify the ICO of a data breach
  • The incentives to “‘pseudonymise’” personal data, and
  • The importance of HR working closely with the company’s data protection experts


  • Data Protection
  • Individual Rights
  • Consent
  • The Accountability Principle
  • Information (Privacy) Notices
  • GDPR Guidance for the HR Professional
£175.00 Exc VAT
  • Duration: 3 hours
    and 30 minutes
  • PDF certificate
  • Unlimited replays
  • 12 months access

Group discounts for organisations

To access multiple courses, or to purchase multiple licences for your organisation or local authority, contact us directly at or 01273 091 301, for information on group discounts.

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