introduction to AI for Data Protection Practitioners


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in Data Protection

with the introduction to AI Course

Are you looking to begin learning about artificial intelligence (AI), wanting to understand how it works, and need to know some of the data protection risks and mitigation strategies? Would you like to know what questions to ask your project managers and developers?

If so, then take this one-day course. DPAS founder Nigel Gooding, an expert in data protection and data privacy, has used his 30+ years of experience in data protection – and his academic and practical knowledge of AI and machine learning (ML) – to develop the perfect introduction to AI. This beginner’s course will ease you into the often complicated subject of AI, offering an introductory understanding of how it works, and allowing you to upskill your knowledge in relation to AI and data protection.

The course is also interactive, so you will be encouraged to ask questions throughout, and can share your real-world experiences with other attendees, discussing issues and ideas to help them within their role. With an emphasis on privacy risks and mitigation strategies, this course is designed to help you understand the basic components of AI using a variety of engaging learning techniques, such as videos, quizzes, and scenarios.

When you train with us at DPAS, you’ll get more than just the training. We’ll provide you with free policies, templates, and tools after the course has concluded. We will also supply you with the relevant resources to help you throughout.

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Learning Outcomes

Understand key terminology relating to AI and machine learning.

Know how a machine learning algorithm provides an outcome.

Be able to identify privacy risks related to AI and provide informed mitigation strategies.

Develop your understanding of how AI and data protection intersect.

What's Included?

We’ll provide you with one of our highly skilled live trainers for the duration of the course. These experts currently work as DPOs or consultants, so can train you using real examples from their experience in the industry, ensuring the course is practical and reliable. 

We don’t just deliver courses, and leave you to it. We provide you access to our online portal – which contains dozens of useful tools, templates, audits, policies, and more – all available for you to use within your organisation.

Though our courses are virtual, you’ll still be fully involved by participating in breakout sessions, asking questions, and sharing your experiences. You can receive valuable advice from peers in the industry, network with other delegates, and make worthwhile connections.  

Our trainers are here to help you. We will provide you with mentor support for one month after the course, to assist with any queries or issues you may have.  

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Upcoming courses and prices

  • 6 June
    1 day, 09:15 AM - 04:00 PM
    • £395.00 excl. VAT
  • 10 September
    1 day, 09:15 AM - 04:00 PM
    • £300.00 excl. VAT
  • 5 November
    1 day, 09:15 AM - 04:00 PM
    • £300.00 excl. VAT

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who should take this course?

This course is primarily aimed at DPOs and data protection professionals whose job performance would be enhanced with the increased understanding of artificial intelligence and the risks it poses to data privacy.

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

useful course information

All of our courses are held virtually (unless otherwise stated).

All courses can be booked online here.

All our courses are tutor-led by experienced data protection professionals.

You will need access to Zoom throughout the course.

All courses will commence at 9:00am and will finish at 4:00pm.

Breaks will be scheduled throughout the day. (If you need to attend a meeting during the day, please discuss this with the trainer so they can tie this into allocated breaks.)

You will be sent a link – via email  to the Zoom meeting two to three weeks prior to the course. (Please ensure that you are able to access this before the course commences.)

All courses have a maximum of 12 delegates.

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With a DPAS course, you’re guaranteed an expert trainer, who is not only well known in the industry, but has years of hands-on data protection experience under their belt.

Our training programmes are internationally recognised and accredited by either The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) or Continual Professional Development (CPD) Scheme. An accredited course will look better on your CV. 

If you want to speak to clients who have experienced our range of training courses, then get in touch. We are always happy to pass on contact details of our customers – with their consent, of course!

When you train with us, you receive access to free tools, templates, policies, and more – which you can use in your organisation. We also offer one month of support after the courses to ensure your questions are answered and that you’re confident going forward.

If you want us to train your staff virtually we can! Alternatively, if you’d prefer a more interactive approach, we can come to your place of work. We will always try and fit in with you and will be more than happy to discuss options.

We can offer bespoke training created for your organisation. For example, we can simulate a cyber attack for your Senior Managers to see how they would react to a real life threat, best preparing them for those situations should they ever arise.