Data Protection compliance is a complex and ever-changing area and the risks of getting it wrong are severe.
Whilst some high profile security breaches have been the result of sophisticated hacks of IT infrastructures, many arise as a result of human error that could easily be avoided. It is these simple incidents that attract the highest penalties from the Regulator.
Here are some recent examples:-
Being able to demonstrate that your business takes its obligations under Data Protection Laws seriously and has trained its staff will inevitably influence how the Regulator and individuals respond in the event of a breach. Of course, it is also proven that increased levels of awareness and understanding will help avoid breaches taking place in the first place.
How We Can Help
Understanding what the requirements are and how they apply to your business is crucial in order to move your business towards compliance. Ultimately every business relies on each and every employee to ensure compliance and staff cannot be expected to do this if they do not understand what the requirements are and how they apply to their individual role.
Merrion Data Consultants provide cost effective bespoke and interactive training sessions to ensure that your employees are armed with the information they need to understand how personal information must be handled lawfully.
To ensure each training session is focused and tailored to your requirements we will work with you to get an understanding of your business, your objectives and the type of information you handle. We will also develop case studies and practical exercises to consolidate learning.
Don’t take our word for it, here is what former delegates have said:
Thank you Merrion for delivering a comprehensive and interactive training session. The entire team found it extremely informative and useful. Who ever knew that data protection could be so interesting!?
If you would like to speak to us about organizing some training please contact us.
We have recently developed a series of Data Protection e-learning courses which can be rolled out to employees across any organization with a view to ensuring widespread understanding.
Subjects currently covered include: –
- Data Protection – The Basics
- Handling your employees’ information
- Handling subject access requests
The course is user friendly and can be completed by staff in their own time and at their own workstation. It includes practical examples of how the law applies, interactive exercises and an assessment to evaluate understanding.
The course can be purchased “as is” or can be adapted to your specification.
To express your interest in our e-learning courses and to obtain access to a test site please contact us.