GDPR Training

Get tailor-made GDPR training from specialist data protection solicitors to protect your business and stay compliant.

Equip key staff with accurate information about data protection rules and familiarise them with current regulations with comprehensive data protection training, ensuring accountability and reducing the chances of a data breach.

Data protection training to address the needs of your business

We offer tailor-made GDPR training to a wide range of businesses. Produced and delivered by our data protection solicitors, our training materials are designed to target the specific GDPR requirements that apply to your organisation and the sector you operate in. Our GDPR training involves examining:

  • Challenges presented by GDPR, looking at what you do, the kind of information you process and what aspects of GDPR you need to pay attention to.
  • What is personal data? Scrutinizing what data GDPR covers and training relevant staff to recognise different categories of data.
  • The seven principles of data protection under GDPR, including the security principle.
  • Data breaches and steps to take following a breach.
  • The difference between a data controller and a data processor and their respective rights and responsibilities.
  • Specific responsibilities for relevant teams and employees. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach for data protection training for staff. We base our training on the extent to which GDPR issues arise in the course of each employee’s work.
  • Day-to-day GDPR compliance issues – our GDPR training courses use jargon-free materials that break complex issues down into an easily digestible format.
  • Why compliance is important, focusing on possible ICO fines and other sanctions and illustrating how a good compliance record will benefit your business in the long run.
  • The increased rights of individuals over their personal data under GDPR.
  • The importance of getting the consent of individuals and identifying other lawful bases for processing data.
  • Best practice for data storage and how to develop data retention policies.
  • The data protection officer’s role and key responsibilities.
  • Why a data privacy policy is important.

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What are the benefits of GDPR training?

GDPR gives much greater powers to the Information Commissioner to impose financial penalties on companies found to have breached GDPR. The most effective way to avoid this kind of sanction is to invest in bespoke GDPR staff awareness training.

Most data breaches are caused by avoidable human error. GDPR training for all staff reduces the possibility of individual employees making mistakes when processing personal data.

Without bespoke data protection compliance training, key employees won’t have the knowledge or confidence to deal with data protection issues as they arise. Training means they can concentrate on their core roles and rely less on senior management for answers to GDPR queries.

Comprehensive GDPR training for employees demonstrates that you take data protection issues seriously. It helps foster a culture of GDPR compliance throughout the business. Not only is such a culture highly recommended by the Information Commissioner’s Office it also reassures consumers – your clients and customers – that their data is secure.

Who we help: Businesses that need to increase employee understanding of GDPR

GDPR training from Harper James equips your staff with the knowledge to handle all those data protection issues likely to arise in the course of their work. We design GDPR training with each client in mind. We won’t waste time on matters that are unlikely to affect you or your staff. Instead we will concentrate on the way you process and control data, how you justify data processing, and the security measures you have in place for storing the data. We’ll then assess the data protection matters you are likely to encounter and apply the appropriate messaging and emphasis into our tailor-made training.

Why choose Harper James Solicitors?

Our specialist data protection lawyers have first-hand experience – working in industry – of the burden now placed on businesses when attempting to fulfill GDPR obligations. Our training is designed to reduce the risks posed by breaches of GDPR. We are focused on doing this in the most practical and cost-effective way possible. Our knowledge of the Information Commissioner’s Office and our investment in ongoing professional development means we are always aware of changes in the rules that could affect our clients.

Beyond providing you with GDPR advice we can also take a wider view of your business goals, providing you with commercially driven advice across a complete range of business legal services. Whatever stage you’re at in scaling your business, we offer a fully integrated service, from corporate transactions and IP licensing, to employment contracts, and setting up employee incentive plans. Our aim is to support you as your business develops, all while making sure you comply with current legislation and best practice guidelines.

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Pricing plans

Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:


Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.


Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £125 per hour.

A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.


Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.

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