Privacy by design is at the heart of every data driven project

The law requires organisations to ensure from the very start of a project that data will be protected by design and default. It means project teams need to consider the risks, privacy and information security features associated with design choices from the very beginning.

We offer award-winning privacy by design training and can work alongside your project team to help them get privacy right.

We can train your project and development teams to incorporate privacy by design requirements into projects in a way that complies with the law and improves the projects.

Learn more about our Privacy by Design services and solutions below 
Privacy by Design Services

How do consumers feel about their personal data?

| 13%

were 'Liberal' - unlikely to be concerned about how their personal data may be used, sold or shared


were 'Tolerant' - higher levels of comfort with data collection than average, still concerned about data being sold

| 29%

were 'Concerned' -generally feel in control of their data but uncomfortable about how data may be used and what inferences may be made about them

| 23%

were 'Anxious' - more likely to feel out of control of their data and uncomfortable about how data about them could be used

Source: Ctrl, Alt or Delete? The future of consumer data, Which?, June 2018

Privacy by Design qualifications

Certified Privacy by Design Foundation qualification

Certified Privacy by Design Foundation Course

This one day course, offered through our sister company IT Governance, is designed to give project managers and privacy professionals a grounding in the fundamentals of privacy by design.

Participants will learn how to incorporate privacy requirements in to a project plan and receive an IBITGQ-accredited certificate on successfully passing the exam.

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Certified Privacy by Design Practitioner qualification

Certified Privacy by Design Practitioner Course

This four day course, offered through our sister company IT Governance, is designed to give developers and privacy professionals an understanding of the main privacy risks associated with different types of project.

Participants will learn how to control those risks and will receive an IBITGQ-accredited certificate on successfully passing the exam.

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Certificate in Privacy Essentials for Marketers qualification

Certificate in Privacy Essentials for Marketers Course

This one day course, offered through our sister company IT Governance, is designed to give marketers and privacy professionals an understanding of how to incorporate privacy requirements into specific types of marketing activities.

Participants will learn how to create and execute compliant and effective digital marketing campaigns and will receive an IBITGQ-accredited certificate on successfully passing the exam.

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Bespoke in-house Privacy by Design training

Through our sister company IT Governance, we have access to specialist instructional design and elearning teams and a Covid-secure training facility in Ely, Cambridgeshire enabling us to offer training in a way that suits you.

We have developed bespoke in-house Privacy by Design courses for delivery face-to-face in clients’ offices around the world; for live online presentation; and as an interactive multi-media experience combining interactive elearning modules with live online instructor-facilitated group work. Courses can take as little as 2 hours, but our award-winning training lasts for two days.

Tailor your training

Our in-house privacy by design training courses can be tailored to your organisation and the projects you run. We typically cover:

  • The reasons why data protection is important
  • Privacy requirements associated with GDPR and other key laws
  • The seven key concepts of privacy by design
  • How teams such as marketing, HR, finance, development, privacy and legal contribute to privacy by design
  • How privacy by design tools and techniques improve project outcomes
  • Data protection impact assessments and screening questionnaires
  • How to incorporate privacy within the project lifecycle
  • Breaches and incidents

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Bespoke Consultancy Solutions

Developing your bespoke solutions - the process

With bespoke in-house training, our goal is to combine knowledge transfer with a fun, quirky and interactive training experience to create lasting change. We use experiential learning techniques, stories and practical hands-on workshops.

When creating bespoke training programmes, the following steps are generally taken:


Understand your requirements

We will work with you to understand your preferred project management approach, the laws and internal policies your teams need to comply with, the characteristics of your organisation and any specific challenges you want to address, and your preferred training delivery method.



We will then provide you with a proposal explaining how we plan to develop and deliver your course for you. Your proposal will cover the development and delivery of your course.


Development phase quote

The development phase will be quoted on a fixed cost basis and will set out our planned timings to develop your course. For elearning options you can expect a higher development cost and lower delivery cost.


Delivery phase quote

The delivery phase will be quoted either per student, for elearning delivery, or on a time basis, for instructor-led delivery. For live instructor-led options, you can expect a lower development cost and a higher delivery cost.


Development begins

Once you have approved the budget, we will work with you to develop the course. You will be involved throughout the project and given the opportunity to approve the creative execution of the course and the course content. 


Learner testing

For elearning and live online courses, we will also ask you to work with us to test that the software used works correctly in your information environment. You will need to recruit the participants and we can provide you with templated invitations to support this. We will ask you to provide a list of names, roles and – for some delivery methods – contact details so we can provide secure access to the software used.


Examination option

We can also include either an informal test or a formal exam at the end of the course to test learning outcomes. If wished, we can arrange for a formally examined course to be accredited by IBITGQ and result in a qualification for attendees that reach the required standard.


Learner feedback

We ask for learner feedback after every course is delivered. Our standard feedback form can be adapted to your requirements and we can share the feedback received with you on request.

What comes next?

After your training course, our consultants can work with your project teams to ensure they are effectively incorporating the concepts we train into their projects. We can provide practical hands-on support, subject matter expertise for project teams, and project assurance.

You may also wish to consider an ongoing refresher training programme to remind your teams of their responsibilities and train out any policy and practice updates.

Privacy by Design Bespoke Solutions

Make it your own

We can work with you to tailor your course to your organisation. Options include

  • Training your policies and procedures
  • Incorporating your brand assets
  • Aligning the tone of your course to your internal culture, vision and values
  • Working with real projects
  • Addressing specific challenges you may have
  • Choosing a delivery method that suits your team
  • Building different training programmes for different roles, such as developers, project managers, project teams and senior leadership

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