Freevacy is a specialist privacy and data protection training provider. Established in 2015, we deliver industry-recognised professional certifications and in-company culture awareness training services throughout the UK.
Accredited GDPR and data protection training
We believe professional development is essential if employees are to feel valued and supported in their role. Attending an accredited course, which also leads to a recognised qualification, builds the confidence and credibility of those who work hard to pass the final exam. It provides an opportunity to grow as individuals, to take on new responsibilities, and become leaders in the workplace.
Since the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), every organisation must determine the level of expert knowledge it needs to oversee its data processing operations. With the demand for experienced privacy professionals at an all-time high, it should come as no surprise employers are increasingly training existing staff with professional qualifications as the solution to this legal obligation.
It is for these reasons that we have chosen to partner with two of the most respected global examination bodies in the privacy arena. Working with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and BCS, the Chartered Institute of IT, our professional certifications cover (UK & EU) GDPR law, privacy management, privacy engineering, information security and freedom of information. The breadth of our accredited training courses means we can develop the privacy skills of your employees from a legal, operational and technical perspective.
In-company privacy culture awareness services
We recognise that not every employee, team or department requires a professional certification. In these situations, instead of asking you to choose from a selection of pre-developed off-the-shelf courses. We can work with you to help you understand your learning needs, set realistic goals, and develop detailed training plans and timetables. We offer both train-the-trainer services and full role-based training delivery options. In doing so, we save you time and money by only focusing on the most relevant subject areas.
Training style and approach
We take an informal approach to information rights training. By this, we mean our data protection courses are relaxed and open, so everyone feels comfortable participating in subjects that can otherwise be quite dry. Our style suits professionals working in any business area with privacy management or governance, risk and compliance responsibilities as part of their day-to-day role, regardless of their level of experience or position. Our goal is to enable the people you have entrusted to manage your data handling operations to strike the right balance.
Our trainers emphasise real-world situations to examine the practical implications surrounding data protection compliance. We also believe privacy can be a powerful business differentiator and work with our clients to realise these benefits. The justification for operating a mature privacy programme with defined cultural values is that it demonstrates to all stakeholders how important they are, builds trust, mitigates losses from data breaches, and enables innovation and operational efficiencies. For commercial organisations, adopting a privacy-first approach can lead to a competitive advantage, reducing delays in the sales cycle and fewer lost sales.
Of course, we're still teaching privacy and data protection compliance, but exploring privacy management in this way increases adoption.
Find out more
If you are interested in finding out how we can develop the data handling skills of your team, or you would like to enquire about online data protection training to become an expert DPO, head over to our contact page and drop us a line.