ITG Resources – Data Protection and the Cloud: Are the risks too great?


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• Data Protection Compliance in the UK

• Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks

• Securing Cloud Services

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IT Governance provides a range of data protection training and staff awareness courses to suit your corporate needs.

Our public DPA Foundation Course is a one-day introduction to Data Protection Act (DPA) compliance, and is delivered by a data protection practitioner who is experienced in applying the DPA’s principles to real-life situations. This course offers advice about, and a thorough understanding of, the DPA’s requirements.

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In-house training courses may be more cost-effective if you have a number of staff who wish to understand the requirements of the DPA. At IT Governance we are experienced providers of customised staff awareness courses.

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If you are a data protection officer/practitioner yourself, you may want a formal qualification and an advanced level of knowledge to best advise your organisation. IT Governance offers the BCS ISEB in Data Protection, a five-day practical course with a written examination, successful completion of which will demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge and ability.

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Professional Services and Consultancy

As a compliance specialist, IT Governance has been helping organisations achieve and maintain DPA compliance for over ten years.

The IT Governance DPA gap analysis service can help you assess your organisation’s current level of compliance with the DPA, including the exact standing of your current legal situation, security practices and operating procedures in relation to DPA compliance.

By examining procedures such as direct marketing practices, fair processing notices, and retention and deletion procedures, our expert data protection consultants can identify any gaps, and then create and implement a remedial plan that will not only enable you to bring your business into full compliance with the DPA, but also will ensure that you maintain your compliance in the future.

We will tell you what you need to know quickly and effectively; then, if you need our help to achieve DPA compliance, we can assist with remediation, including ISO27001 and ISO22301 implementation.

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