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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Introduction to data protection and the GDPR

This event is fully booked, please contact if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

10:00-16:00, 25 September 2024
Course length
1 Day
Helen Swatton
Tim Musson
Governance and leadership Policy and influencing
Course overview

Does data protection and/or the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) leave you feeling worried, unsure or confused? If it does, this online course will be a great base upon which to build your knowledge in the area of data protection and the way it might impact your organisation.

Overall course aim

This online course with Tim Musson from Computer Law Training will help dispel some of the GDPR myths and clarify what you and your organisation should be doing to achieve compliance with the regulation moving forward. It will be delivered in easily digestible chunks: 

  • Background to the GDPR
  • Basic Principles
  • Transparency/Consent
  • Data Subject Rights
  • Data Breaches
  •  Personal Data Audit
  • Accountability
Course objectives

The intended objective of the course is for you to leave with a clearer understanding of the principles of data protection and the GDPR and provide sufficient knowledge to better navigate the path toward compliance.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with personal data (this could be for staff, employees, customers, donors, supporters and partner organisations etc.) and the impact it is likely to have on them and their respective organisation. 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Other Information

Course structure: 6-hour course with suitable breaks.

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Previous delegate comments
  • "I found the course interesting, informative and useful for work."
  • "Tim made, what can be, a dull subject, really interesting."
  • "The presenter provided 'real life' or relatable scenarios to discuss some of the more complex themes and topics which made it easier to apply the content of the session to my own organisation."
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This event is fully booked, please contact if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

£195 (member rate £125)

If you belong to an organisation in SCVO membership, you will save £70 when booking this course

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