About this Course
The Foundation Certificate in Data Protection is intended for a broad audience. Since its introduction in 2014, the BCS has issued over 1500 certifications across IT, HR, marketing, customer support and other service delivery departments alongside those new to traditional compliance or information security roles. With new privacy laws transforming the way in which organisations approach data protection, frontline employees who come into contact with personal information must ensure compliance is continually addressed. To this end, the BCS has signified its commitment to this foundation level qualification. The current version of the BCS Syllabus (v2.5) has been updated to cover the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018.