GDPR - The Main Changes To Personal Data

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Course Overview

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to come into force in May 2018, and introduces the greatest changes to data protection legislation in over 20 years.

Whilst the GDPR will continue to apply to ‘personal data’, the GDPR’s definition of this is broader than that of the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1988; During this session, lecturer Robert Edwards will remind viewers of the rights contained within the DPA and will compare these against those within the GDPR.

In addition, consideration will be given to the changes to sensitive personal data, also known as ‘special categories of personal data’, which will include biometric and genetic data when processed to uniquely identify an individual.

Developed as an introduction to, or reminder for, practitioners of all levels, this webinar will ensure that viewers are aware of both the forthcoming changes to GDPR and their own obligations in terms of data protection.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Be familiar with the forthcoming changes to GDPR in respect of personal data
  • Appreciate the way in which these changes will affect the advice which you provide to clients

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners of all levels


About Instructor - Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards has a long history of providing legal training in criminal, immigration and mental health law.

Bob, now a law lecturer, started his legal career in the armed forces in counter intelligence before his 2nd career commenced in 1996. He has lectured extensively to students studying the ILEX, LLB and for CPE and LPC qualifications, trained the Legal Services Commission and Court Service as well as the RAF police force. Bob's forces career took him across the world advising on various Immigration and Criminal Law matters. He has a natural ability to explain the complex in simple terms.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


  • Quiz