Compensation Claims

The Greatest Threat to Organisations under the GDPR?

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Course Overview

With all the attention paid to the increased fining powers of the ICO under the GDPR most organisations are unaware that the likelihood of individuals bringing a compensation claim against them is now ever more likely. In this session, the rules on compensation in the GDPR will be examined in detail together with relevant case law and a series of practical steps to minimise the risk will be outlined.

During this 30-minute session, solicitor and freelance trainer Keith Markham will consider the following:

•    Definitions of ‘material’ and ‘non-material’ damage
•    Primary v vicarious liability of employers for the actions of their employees
•    Level of compensation to be awarded
•    What steps need to be taken to minimise risk

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understand of, and be able to explain the rules on compensation claims set out in the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
  • • Have the knowledge and confidence required to advise colleagues and clients as to what they need to do to pursue or defend such a claim

What is the target audience?

  • Private practice and in-house lawyers advising businesses on their dealings with data subjects


About Instructor - Keith Markham

Keith Markham qualified as a Solicitor in 2001 and now works as a freelance training consultant.

Initially working in private practice, in 2004 he moved in-house at the BGL Group, a major insurance intermediary that numbers Budget and among its brands. During his time there Keith advised extensively on all areas of data protection. He also conducted contract negotiations of a complex nature, often with major blue chip companies.

In 2007, Keith joined BPP Professional Education, one of Europe’s leading providers of professional development training. He worked there as both an in-house lawyer dealing with data protection and  commercial contracts and also as a presenter of training courses before ultimately deciding to specialise in delivering training and becoming a freelance training consultant in 2009.

Drawing on his considerable experience Keith has designed and delivered a wide variety of training for BPP and other providers as well as for his own clients in the commercial law field. In particular he teaches topics relating to data protection and commercial contracts to lawyers and non-lawyers alike.

He is currently involved in a number of GDPR compliance projects and is the author of ‘A Practical Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation’ published by Law Brief Publishing.

Keith also has more than fifteen year’s experience as a trustee and volunteer with a number of charities working in the UK and overseas. Currently, in his spare time, he visits and audits projects in Honduras on behalf of an aid charity and is also the secretary to the charity that runs the Peterborough Polish Saturday School.

Course Curriculum

recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    29 Page


  • Quiz