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Auditing Data Protection Compliance

Auditing Data Protection Compliance

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Product Overview:

  • Intermediate level data protection course
  • 1 day course attended live online from 09:30 to 16:30
  • 6 hours of continuous professional development (CPD)
  • Access to For Your Information Client Portal and course content for 1 year
  • Printed hardcopy materials delivered to you prior to course commencement
  • Optional For Your Information badge of achievement issued on course completion.

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Course Level

Intermediate: Content is broadly equivalent to learning at a level 5 to 6 on the SCQF.

Course Overview

This course will provide attendees with an overview of developing a risk-based audit process to assess and evaluate data protection compliance, starting with setting appropriate objectives through to evaluating the success of an audit programme.

It is ideal for those with responsibilities for planning and conducting data protection audits within their own organisations, including DPOs. While the course focusses on data protection, the tools and techniques covered can be transferred to other areas of information governance.

Please note that attendees will require a good understanding of data protection law and how it is applied in an organisational context to achieve the learning outcomes.

Course content


Looking at the background and legal context to auditing. Candidates will learn how to define the auditing objectives and assess, measure and prioritise risks within the workplace.


Candidates will become familiar with the tools to plan and execute a data protection audit.


Understand how to develop an ongoing data protection audit and critically assess the effectiveness of data protection controls in the workplace.


Learn to evaluate the overall success of an audit programme.

  • "There was a good mix of backgrounds in terms of delegates which gave for good example and views. Having a small group of delegates was beneficial". June 2022