Data Protection for Accountants

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Online Course on Data Protection for AccountantsData Protection for Accountants Online CPD Training Course

All organisations that handle personal information are required to comply with the Data Protection Act. A “subject access request” allows people to find out what information is held about them – electronically and in some paper records. Companies must adhere to strict regulations regarding privacy and disclosure. Yet as with many areas of the law, the regulations can be complex.

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Data Protection for Accountants will enable learners to understand issues such as choice, consent, transparency, security and the legislation. They will learn how to handle data correctly and how to respond to requests for information.

Data Protection for Accountants enables the learner to:

• Understand their commercial and legal responsibilities
• Handle data securely, competently and effectively
• Respond correctly to requests, providing the appropriate information
• Put in place, and adhere to, the required policies and procedures
• Take the practical steps needed to ensure organisational compliance


Rating: 5 Stars for online course 100% said it met their professional development objectives

“It was very useful to think of the situations which can exists in any company and review your own behavior related to them.”

“Useful update on data protection and more detailed than my previous training.”

“Provided the content to better understand the Act and what businesses need to have in place to comply.”

“It summarised very well all the requirements and issues relating to Data Protection that need to be known.”

You can review this course using the questionnaire in the course completion area.

Learning outcomes

Privacy and data protection
• What is privacy and data protection?
• What are the current legal arrangements for privacy in the UK?
• What are the Eight Principles of Data Protection?
Data protection - privacy

What the law says
• To whom does data protection apply?
• To what information does data protection apply?
• What is the difference between personal data and sensitive data?
• Does the Act give people specific rights?
• What are the exemptions?
• Is the Data Protection Act enforceable?
Data protection - law

Duties and obligations
• What key concepts do data controllers need to understand?
• What about data collected via surveillance and CCTV?
• How do we comply with the Eight Data Protection principles?
Data protection - duties

Decision making
• What is Durant?
• What about confidentiality?
• What happens if we get it wrong?
• Why would we receive subject access requests?
Data protection - decisions

Policies and procedures
• Do we have to log the requests we receive?
• How do we get consent?
• What if we don’t manage our information very well?
Data protection - policies

Target audience for Data Protection for Accountants

This course is aimed at all accounting and finance professionals who work with personal data and therefore need to comply with the Data Protection Act.

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