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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