Short Courses

Multiple lessons and topics are the building blocks of larger courses, but sometimes you just need to take a quick refresher on a basic skill, or get a summary overview of an information management discipline.

Our “Short Courses” are designed to give you practical and actionable knowledge to help you build Data Literacy for yourself or your organisation.

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Short Courses Catalogue

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Data Protection Impact Assessments

This module introduces Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA’s), a core requirement in the General Data Protection Regulation. DPIAs support a risk-based approach to compliance, and they are also a valuable tool for planning, defining, and refining new ideas and projects to avoid problems, re-work, and wasted resources.

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Fair Processing Notice and Consent

This course module has been designed to provide you with an overview of the transparency principle in GDPR, and the importance of clear communication to comply with data protection law. The two focuses of this module are centered around clear communication to ensure that you give proper notice to communicate Fair Processing, and to ensure that Consent that you capture is valid as a basis for processing personal data.

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Process Documentation and Registering Activities

One of the documentation and governance requirements under GDPR is that businesses keep a record of its processing activities involving personal data. This course module gives you an overview of process documentation and practical guidance on how to meet the requirement to keep a Register of Processing Activities or "ROPA" for compliance with Article 30 of GDPR.

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Legitimate Interests and Legitimate Interests Balancing Tests

In some situations, you can process people's personal data if it is in the legitimate interests of your organization to do so, but "Legitimate Interests" is one of the most misunderstood bases for processing personal data. This module gives an in-depth grounding in Legitimate Interests as a lawful basis to process data and the "balancing test" required to ensure it is properly applied.

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Compliant Direct Marketing

Failure to comply with data protection rules in direct marketing is one of the biggest causes of of complaints to the regulator. This course module gives detailed guidance on how to make sure your direct marketing campaigns are compliant with Data Protection and ePrivacy legislation.

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Data Subject Rights and Access Requests

Data Protection law is designed to protect people’s fundamental rights, and GDPR lists a number of specific rights people have related to the processing of data about them. This course module gives you an overview of people’s data rights, and how organizations need to make sure those rights are supported.  You will have a deep dive into the right to access and what you need to do to comply with a data subject’s request to access their data.

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Lawful Processing Grounds in Practice

This course module is a practical and in-depth introduction to the different conditions under which you can process personal data about people. This module discusses what we mean by "lawful processing grounds" or "conditions", the various means by which we can we can process personal data in a lawful and compliant manner, and the greater restrictions around processing "special category" personal data.

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