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P803 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • About This Course
  • Legislation

This module outlines the key changes from the Data Protection Act (DPA) to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how this may affect you and your business.

This is a European piece of legislation and even though the UK has chosen to leave the EU, GDPR will be adopted in full by the UK.

Currently the Data Protection Act (DPA) controls how your personal information is used by organisations and businesses.

On 25 May 2018 the Data Protection Act (DPA) will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

There will be several key changes that you will need to be aware of.

Learning Outcomes


  • This course is for all people who process and record data in the dental setting
  • To give an overview of the changes from the DPA to GDPR
  • To give an overview of the responsibilities of people with regard to GDPR


On completion of this module you will understand the changes taking place in May 2018 when the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 is replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Prior to the 2010 there were multiple laws in place to ensure equality and diversity, these laws were amalgamated into the Equality Act (2010)

Legislation prior to the Equality Act 2010 includes:

  • The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (Amendment) Regulations 2003
  • The Race Relations Act 1976 and the Race Relations Code of Practice
  • Race Relations Act (Amendment) Regulations 2003
  • The Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations 2003
  • The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003
  • The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
  • Equal Pay Act 1970 (Amendment) Regulations 2003

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