NTL goes online to train staff in data protectionOn 12 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Communications company NTL has cut costs dramatically in training staff ondata protection through an innovative online learning programme. NTL wanted to reduce the number of breaches of the Data Protection Act inthe company, which came into force in March 2000. It cost £25,000 to develop and implement, and took staff one-and-a-halfhours to complete. Instructor-led training would have taken half a day and costan estimated £800,000, claimed training consultant David Perring. All 20,000 staff spread over 1,000 sites have been obliged to take the testand had to attain a pass mark of 59 per cent. It has been a success with a 98per cent reduction in unauthorised rel-eases of personal data, according toPerring. Speaking at the e-learning conference in London last week, Perring said,”This is the simplest solution you could ever have used. If you can hold amouse and click you could do it.” Related posts:No related photos.