Training Program on Personal Data Protection 2023-2024 (12 Months)

Objective: To educate and empower employees about personal data protection principles, regulations, and best practices, fostering a culture of data privacy and security within the organization.

Introduction to Data Protection Concepts (Month 1-3)

In this module, participants will be introduced to fundamental concepts and terminology used in global data protection laws. They will gain an understanding of why data protection is essential and the various approaches to ensuring data security and privacy.

1. Introducing Data Protection
• Definition of data protection
• Importance in today’s digital world

2. Rationale for Data Protection
• Exploring the need for data protection
• Risks associated with inadequate protection

3. Key Data Protection Approaches
• Overview of different strategies for data protection
• Balancing data utility and privacy concerns

4. Data Protection Regulations
• Survey of global data protection regulations
• Comparing different legal frameworks

Legal and Regulatory Landscape (Month 4-6)

This module delves into the legal foundations of Kenya’s Data Protection Act. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the Act’s scope, principles, data processing grounds, and the roles of various actors involved in data protection.

1. Working with Personal Data
• Defining personal data under Kenya’s Data Protection Act
• Identifying categories of personal data

2. Processing Personal Data
• Understanding lawful bases for data processing
• Exploring consent and other legal grounds

3. The Rights of the Subject
• Outlining data subjects’ rights and their significance
• Examining processes for exercising these rights

Employee Awareness and Ongoing Compliance (Month 7-9)

This module equips participants with the knowledge needed to adhere to the technical and organizational requirements outlined in Kenya’s Data Protection Act. It covers security measures, incident response, and conducting a personal data audit.

1. The Security Context
• Addressing the importance of data security
• Managing data breaches and incident response

2. Incident Response Plans
• Developing strategies to handle data breaches
• Collaborating with supervisory authorities

3. Recovering from Incidents
• Steps to recover from data breaches
• Lessons learned and preventive measures

4. Performing a Personal Data Audit
• Defining personal data audit and its role
• Responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer (DPO)

5. Conducting a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
• Understanding DPIAs and their purpose
• Identifying scenarios requiring DPIAs
• Integrating DPIAs throughout the data life cycle

Role and Functions of a Data Protection Officer (Month 10-12)

In this module, participants will gain insights into the pivotal role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) and the skills needed to excel in this role.

1. The DPO’s Responsibilities
• Detailing the role and significance of a DPO
• Navigating the complexities of data protection

2. Supporting a DPO
• Developing the necessary skills to assist a DPO effectively
• Collaborating within an organization for compliance