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This course is all about monitoring employees whilst they are at work, which is often considered an invasion of privacy. The training will cover the privacy rights employees have whilst at work, the extent to which employers can monitor them and the procedures which need to be followed to ensure this is lawful. There will also be particular focus on the different types of monitoring such as social media, camera surveillance, communications, vehicle tracking and working from home.


Course Content

  • What does privacy at work mean and why is it important?
  • What kind of personal data does an employer process?
  • How to determine what processing/monitoring of employee data is permitted/not permitted – what kind of monitoring could be carried out?
  • What are proportionality tests and data protection impact assessments?
  • What information is the employer required to provide employees?
  • What can an employer do with information obtained through monitoring?
  • Social media and recruiting new staff
  • Camera surveillance at work
  • Monitoring communications and data loss prevention and detection systems
  • Tracking of the means of transport used by the employee
  • Working from home and other forms of remote working

What's Included:

  • 1 day interactive course with experienced trainer
  • All course materials 
  • Quizzes
  • DPIA template take away

Course Format

The course will take 1 day to complete and will be held virtually.  

There will be quizzes during the course. This is to ensure that all delegates have fully understood the training throughout the day.

You will need access to Microsoft Teams and OneDrive throughout the course. All documents will be shared via OneDrive and sessions will be held via Teams.

The course will start at 9:00 am and finish at 4:00 pm.

Our course is great for

This qualification is primarily aimed at those who need to have an understanding of data protection, and the GDPR in particular, to do their job; or those whose effectiveness in their role would be enhanced by knowledge of the law in this area, such as those who are responsible for employee monitoring or for providing advice on this topic.

This qualification is likely to be of particular benefit to those working in the following areas:

  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Information Governance, risk and compliance
  • Data Management
  • Project Management
  • Directors/Senior Managers with Data Protection responsibilities
  • Legal and procurement
  • Information Security and IT
  • Human Resources