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GDPR Action & Implementation eLearning - $139

What is the EU General Data Protection Regulation and how can businesses avoid GDPR penalties? The Good e-Learning GDPR Action & Implementation course covers the meaning of GDPR and what it takes to ensure compliance. Learn at your own pace with mobile accessibility AND 24/7 tutor support


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Key Features

  • Practical first steps in becoming compliant

  • 6 months access

  • 3+ hours of course material

  • Quizzes & revision modules

  • Certificate of completion

  • Expert tutor support

Course Overview - Try a Free Module

GDPR Action & Implementation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on the 25th May 2018. The fundamental right to privacy lies at its heart: companies can no longer process customer data without express permission and must adhere to stringent criteria in order to use it legally and securely. If not, they can face serious financial penalties, to say nothing of what can happen to their customer relations.

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) advises that step one in preparing for the GDPR is to raise you and your organization’s awareness. Good e-Learning’s online GDPR Action and Implementation course offers you everything you need to do just that! Take your first step to becoming GDPR-compliant with Good e-Learning.

Why take this course?

We are used to data protection being the realm of digital security experts and IT departments. However, the GDPR places the responsibility of privacy in the hands of everyone in an organization, including those working in marketing, sales, IT and HR, as well as those sitting all the way up in the boardroom.

The reach of the GDPR is global, rather than being restricted to the European Economic Area. Wherever you are in the world, if you are collecting or processing data on anyone in the EU, you will need a GDPR compliance strategy. This is not just about EU citizens: everyone located in the EU, including those traveling for business or vacations, is covered, regardless of their nationality or place of residence.

Even though the consequences for businesses are profound and far-reaching (with the maximum penalty being the largest of either €20 million or 4% of the culprit’s annual revenue), a recent YouGov survey revealed that over 70% of businesses have yet to start preparing for the GDPR. Remember, in the event of a breach of the regulations, you will need to show that you have taken the necessary steps toward compliance if you want to avoid the worst fines!

5 key benefits for taking this course:

  • Prepare staff at all levels of your business

  • The GDPR is explained in simple and straightforward language

  • The course contains practical first steps for complying with the GDPR

  • All the GDPR roles and terms are identified and explained

  • Our online training courses are designed with mobility and accessibility in mind. You can access your training from any desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone


Course Syllabus - Download the Datasheet

Module 1: Introduction

Learning Objectives

What is Privacy?
A Brief History of Privacy and the Law
The Data Protection Directive

Module 2: Why Change?

Learning Objectives

Advances in Technology
Shortcomings in the DPD
The DPD vs the GDPR

Module 3: The Basics

Learning Objectives

Privacy as a Fundamental Right
Important Dates
The Regulation
The Scope
The Liabilities and Penalties

Module 4: Personal Data

Learning Objectives

Personal Data
An Evolving Definition
Special Categories of Data
Lawful Processing

Module 5: The Roles

Learning Objectives

The Roles
Data Subjects
Data Controller
Data Processor
Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Module 6: GDPR Principles

Learning Objectives

GDPR Principles
Principle One: Processed Lawfully, Fairly and Transparently
Principle Two: Collected for Specified, Explicit and Legitimate Purposes
Principle Three: Adequate, Relevant and limited to what is Necessary for Processing
Principle Four: Accurate and Kept Up-to-date
Principle Five: Kept in a Form that Allows the Identification of Data Subjects only as Long as Necessary
Principle Six: Processed in a Manner that Ensures its Security

Module 7: The Data Subject’s Rights

Learning Objectives

The Data Subject’s Rights
The Right to Information
The Right to Access
The Right to Rectification
The Right to Erasure
The Right to Restrict Processing

Module 8: The Lawful Bases for Processing

Learning Objectives

The Legal Bases
Contractual Necessity
Legal Obligations
Vital Interest
Public Interest
Legitimate Interest

Module 9: Privacy Notices

Learning Objectives

Privacy Notice Rules under the GDPR
Privacy Notices - Why?
Privacy Notices - What?
Privacy Notices - Where?
Privacy Notices - When?
Privacy Notices - How?

Module 10: Privacy by Design and the Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)

Learning Objectives

Privacy by Design
The Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) – An Overview
What does a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) Address?
When is a DPIA Mandatory?
How to Carry Out a DPIA
DPIA Methodology

Module 11: Data Breaches and Notification

Learning Objectives

Data Breaches and Notification
What is a Personal Data Breach?
When to Notify
Practical Steps
Communicating to Data Subjects
Accountability and Record Keeping

Module 12: Subject Access Requests (SARs)

Learning Objectives

Subject Access Requests (SARs)
What is a Subject Access Request?
Key Changes to SARs under the GDPR
SARs: the Implications for your Business

Module 13: Your First Steps

Learning Objectives

Your First Steps
Information you Hold
Communicating Privacy Information
Data Subject’s Rights
Subject Access Requests
Lawful Basis for Processing Personal Data
Vulnerable Data Subjects and Children
Data Breaches
Privacy by Design and Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
Data Protection Officers (DPOs)
International Aspects


Exams / Assessments

The course puts the ‘legalese’ of the GDPR’s articles and recitals into accessible and transparent language while also offering practical first steps for becoming GDPR-compliant.

Each lesson concludes with a brief knowledge check to help students consolidate what they have learned. The questions are a combination of true or false, complete the sentence, sorting exercises and the occasional scenario.

Feedback is given with each answer to help the learner work through the topics. Students can also enjoy 24/7 tutor support.

Although there is no official examination or assessment, you will receive a certificate of completion once you successfully finish this course.

GDPR Action & Implementation


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