Data Protection – Self Study

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About Course

What is Data Protection?

In today’s fast-changing digital world, keeping data safe is of utmost importance. This Data Protection course covers the laws about data protection in different geographies – Europe, the UK, the US and South Africa. It helps you understand and apply the right measures for keeping information secure.

Target Audience

This course is recommended for anyone who deals with information and wants to keep it safe. It’s useful for those managing privacy laws, legal advisors, IT professionals, business owners, managers, and anyone handling personal data. Whether you are new to data protection or looking to learn more, this practical course suits various roles.

What Will I Learn?

In this 1 hour course, the following topics are covered:

Module 1: Introduction to Data Protection

Module 2: GDPR (EU) & DPA (UK)

Module 3: USA Data Regulations

Module 4: POPIA

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the significance of data protection in the digital era
  • Understand and work with the laws of data protection in Europe (GDPR) and the United Kingdom (DPA)
  • Understand key data protection laws in the United States, considering both federal and state-level regulations
  • Understand the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) in South Africa
  • Apply data protection principles when engaging with personal data


The following are all the resources available to you for this course:

  • A PowerPoint presentation including videos
  • An assessment that you will need to pass to obtain your certificate of completion
  • You are not alone – access to live chat/e-mail support to engage with facilitators if you need any assistance
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Course Content

Welcome to Data Protection (Self-Study Course)
Welcome, and thank you for choosing Surgo Learning Academy where together, we ignite the potential within you. This module will prepare you for what to expect with your online self-study course. Please note that you have to mark all sections as complete, before moving to the next one.

  • Orientation Module
  • Data Protection
  • Data Protection Assessment

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