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What satisfies a regulator and has value in mitigating enforcement action is not necessarily the same as what is the best way to train staff!




On 3 Aug 2012, at 13:24, "Paul Ticher" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I slightly disagree with the responses saying that staff should receive 
> 'Data Protection' training.  They should receive training, but it should be 
> practical rather than theoretical.  Therefore it should cover activities 
> relevant to their role.  This could be case recording, or records handling, 
> or how to transmit data safely to other organisations, or whatever. 
> Attaching the label 'Data Protection' may even be unhelpful, given the 
> extent of general misunderstanding that seems to exist.
> 
> 
> Paul Ticher
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Trevor Pearce" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2012 12:32 PM
> Subject: Staff Training
> 
> 
> I know that the 7th commandment of the DPA is that "appropriate
> technical and organisational measures shall be taken against
> unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against
> accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data."
> 
> 
> 
> We recently received some marketing gumph asserting that we have to
> train all of our staff in dp awareness and show that they have passed
> the training in order to comply with the law. I have confidentally
> asserted that this is not the case. But does anyone know of any case law
> that establishes that all staff must receive and complete data
> protection awareness training to comply with the law?
> 
> 
> 
> --
> 
> 
> 
> From: Trevor Pearce
> 
> Deputy Academic Registrar (Academic Services)
> 
> 
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