Data protection policy template

Data protection policy template

Posted on May 19, 2016

Data Protection Policy Template



Do my staff need data protection training?

As a business owner or manager you understand the importance of staff training and development. You also know that investing in employee training can have a huge impact on your company. We spoke all about it in a previous blog - you can find it here if you missed it

When it comes to data protection, you must ensure all staff within your organisation who are involved in processing personal information – from employee records to customer databases – have a basic understanding of the data protection principles.

In fact, the Data Protection Act 1998 has set out rules and regulations to ensure this happens!

Companies and individuals that do not comply with data protection rules and regulations face fines, criminal proceedings and serious damage to their reputation.


What training?

Great data protection training should cover the basic principles behind the Data Protection Act 1998. It should simplify definitions of the terms within the Act and explain key points such as:

  • What is personal data and sensitive personal data?
  • How do we collect, update and store data securely?
  • What are data subjects, processors and controllers?
  • What are subject access requests and what to do in the event of them?
  • Who is the ICO?
  • How do I ensure my website is compliant?

The eight principles of data protection should also be explained.


Data protection policy

What should your policy detail?


Your organisations data protection policy should clearly set out your commitment to protecting personal data and how you implement that commitment with regards to the collection and use of personal data.

If you need an example, you can look at flick’s privacy policy here.


Privacy policy template

At flick, we’ve done most of the hard work for you, and created a data protection policy template for you to download and complete, you can find it by clicking the (link/button) below.


data protection policy template


Good news!

The flick learning data protection course is suitable for anyone who is handling, processing, or storing data as part of their work. It covers key points from The Data Protection Act 1998 (and also makes the points nice and easy to understand, if we do say so ourselves). Click the link below and sign up today.


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