Personal Information Management System (PIMS): Requirements of BS 10012:2017 Training Course

BS 10012:2017 provides a framework for a Personal Information Management System (PIMS). It will help you to maintain and improve compliance with data protection legislation within your organization and provide assurance to your stakeholders.

This one-day course will introduce you to the principles of BS 10012:2017. It will help you understand how BS 10012:2017 aligns with the key privacy principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the roles individuals will need to play.

With the full support of a world-class BSI tutor, you’ll learn about the BS 10012:2017 standard, common terms and definitions, and the key concepts and requirements.

Who should attend?

Anyone involved in the planning, implementing and maintaining of a BS 10012:2017 Personal Information Management System 


We recommend that you have a general awareness of a PIMS and a basic understanding of data protection principles and terminology. 

We also recommend that you have an understanding of whether a PIMS is currently employed in your organization.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to explain:

  • What a PIMS is, why it’s important, and how it can benefit your organization
  • The key terms and definitions used
  • The main requirements of BS 10012:2017 (e.g. embedding the PIMS in an organization’s culture, addressing risks and opportunities and setting PIMS objectives)
  • The key concepts and structure of BS 10012:2017

How will I benefit?

This course will help you:

  • Understand the importance and benefits of having an effective PIMS in place
  • Understand the content of BS 10012:2017, your requirements, and how it will improve your business
  • Identify and manage risks to personal information 
  • Support regulatory compliance with data protection legislation 
  • Inspire customer trust  
  • Protect your organization’s reputation 
  • Benchmark your organization’s personal information management practices with recognized best practice
  • Integrate BS 10012:2017 with other management system standards  

What's included?

  • Detailed course notes
  • Lunch and refreshments are provided.
  • On completion, you'll be awarded an internationally recognized BSI Training Academy certificate