Data Protection & Privacy for Leaders & Project Managers


Executive Summary

  • You will learn about the eyewatering costs and the reputational damage to organisations when things go wrong with data privacy and protection
  • If you can get your organisation to adopt data ethics faster, you can then unlock responsible innovation, growth and better outcomes from your IT & AI projects
  • Your route to success can no longer ignore the need for a better data culture, and we will explain why
  • You can mitigate the scary risks outlined in this course through the adoption of standards
  • And yes, we will cover GDPR and E-Privacy


We’ve written this course with three types of personas in mind. If you fit within one of the following categories, the course is for you.

  • High-level executives and managers who need a helicopter view
  • IT Professionals who need direction to deliver projects
  • Ninjas, the techies and specialists who need to be more granular

Why Talking About These Topics is so Hard?

You have probably found some resistance if you have ever tried to talk about GDPR. Typically people are not interested, and the topic is boring. They say the issues raised get in the way of doing “real” business. On the other hand, artificial intelligence is a more sexy subject. So why aren’t we “doing” more AI? We’ve found people run away from privacy and protection with ill-thought-through excuses or misunderstandings presented as reasons for why we should be doing something else.

A cursory look through business journals or the IT press should reveal we are heading towards a road crash. Take a look at the GDPR fines handed out to Google, Facebook and many other blue-chip companies. If you then factor in class action consequences that could reach, in one example, $1Billion, then you see the extent of the problem. Oversights and data breaches hand lawyers reasons to extract huge sums from corporates.

How can this course help you?

Cybercrime is on the rise, and in our businesses, we prefer to focus on getting to the AI promised land faster. What if we could have it all? What if we could reduce our risks to hackers and derive real value from our data? We will not promise you the earth but suggest that a detour to take in the Data Protection and Privacy landscape will provide you with a new global view for improved innovation to help you and your organisation drive forward.


  • This course will explore the Wild Wild West of Data to show you why we must care
  • There are consequences for not taking the right kinds of action
  • We will map out the global standards and legal frameworks to end our journey on data ethics
  • We will make the case that you will achieve better AI results if you have first crafted a better data culture


We have created three special assignments to test and reinforce the ideas and concepts introduced.

  • We will pick apart a Tim Cook (Apple) speech given at a data privacy conference
  • Could a loss of biometric data have disastrous effects? We will explore a horrifyingly real-world example
  • Before we say goodbye to you. Our journey will end on a task for you to improve the blueprints for a new search engine that respects data protection and privacy

Join us on a journey that is more than just a rehash of GDPR. Let’s move from a dull worldview to a vision of possibilities and opportunities. Take the course now to find your data protection and privacy voice!

A better understanding of the Data Privacy and Protection world is not a luxury; it is an urgent need. You have nothing to lose. Enrol now.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone exposed to data. These could be business leaders, program managers, project managers, IT professionals and those who work on policy to improve organisational data literacy.
  • Executives who need a quick overview, big picture and some detail to make linkages to topic areas.
  • Professionals who are running projects on a daily basis will find the questions that need answers.
  • Techies who need to go a little deeper to find areas for further investigation.


  • Have an interest in how information technology can impact business, government, education and other organizations such as charities and non-governmental bodies.
  • Tech: A laptop or basic PC. (A few worksheets will need to be printed print off in the assignments.)

Last Updated 12/2021

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