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Data Protection

ICDL Professional

The Data Protection module sets out essential knowledge relating to data protection concepts and principles, data subject rights, the implementation of data protection policies and measures, and regulatory compliance.

Module overview


Category Skill set
  • Personal Data
  • Protecting Personal Data
GDPR Overview
  • Rationale and Objectives
  • Scope
  • Processing Personal Data
  • Lawfulness of Processing
Data Subject Rights
  • Facilitate Rights
  • Exercise Rights
  • Policies and Methods
  • Measures
  • Data Breaches
  • Enforcement

What are the benefits of this module?

  • Creates awareness of the principles of data protection.
  • Develops a practical understanding of how to protect personal data.
  • Supports your organisation’s need to be compliant with the GDPR.
  • Sets out your rights as a data subject.
  • Relevant for organisations inside and outside Europe.
  • Developed with input from subject matter experts and practising professionals

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand concepts relating to personal data and its protection.
  • Understand the rationale, objectives, and scope of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Outline the key principles of the GDPR relating to the lawful processing of personal data.
  • Understand the rights of data subjects and how they are upheld.
  • Understand that company policies and methods should comply with data protection regulations, and outline key technical and organisational measures to achieve this.
  • Understand how to respond to data breaches and the consequences of not complying with data protection regulations.


The detailed syllabus for the Data Protection module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.

Sample tests

Do you want to better understand the Data Protection and how we test skills and knowledge?

Try out the Computing sample tests here to get a feel for the coverage of the module, or practice before your certification test.

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