Introduction to the concepts of GDPR
Understand the ideas behind GDPR
3 months access
1+ hour of course material
Quizzes & revision modules
Certificate of completion
Expert tutor support
On the 25th May 2018, efforts to enforce the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) began. Although many businesses seeking to comply worked hard to meet the deadline, undertakings to educate and raise awareness will, by necessity, continue for many years to come. Organizations and institutions need to make themselves acutely aware of what the GDPR entails, as well as the penalties for being non-compliant.
This short course covers the basic concepts and ideas behind the GDPR and has been designed to provide decision-makers with enough knowledge to continue the conversation on compliance in their own organizations.
Why take this course?
For those who are unaware, the GDPR puts the data collected about you back in your hands and defends your fundamental right to privacy. Prior to the GDPR, the emphasis was on protecting data. Now, it is on protecting the individual. This moves data protection responsibilities out to a field wider than just data security experts and IT departments; marketing, sales, HR, accounting and even the boardroom all need to follow the regulations.
Not only has adapting to the GDPR proved to be a major hurdle for organizations across the world, but the consequences of failing to become GDPR-compliant can be disastrous, both financially and in terms of customer reputation. While the changes are mandatory, exactly how to go about making them has left thousands of companies completely puzzled!
Step one in preparing for the GDPR is, according to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), to raise you and your organization’s awareness of the regulation. This course offers a perfect first step to do just that!
5 key benefits for taking this course:
Briefs and prepares leadership and decision-makers
The GDPR is explained in simple and straightforward language
Covers only the most essential knowledge
Enables decision-makers to engage in further discussions with specialists
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
Module 1: Introduction
The Data Protection Directive (DPD)
GDPR – Recognizing Advances in Technology
GDPR – Recognizing Advances in Consumer Rights
Module 2: The Basics
Module 3: Personal Data
Special Categories of Data
Module 4: The Roles
Data Protection Officer (DPO)
Module 5: 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 6: The Data Subject’s Rights
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 7: The Lawful Bases for Processing
The Legal Bases
Module 8: Privacy Notices
Privacy Notice Rules under the GDPR
Privacy Notices - Why?
Privacy Notices - What?
Privacy Notices - Where?
Privacy Notices - When?
Privacy Notices - How?
Exams / Assessments
This GDPR Awareness course is made up of 8 modules. The course can be accessed online, giving you the opportunity to study at your own pace, and in a preferred location. It has been specifically built to be viewed on multiple devices. Features include interactive videos, 24/7 tutor support and quizzes to help you test your knowledge. All the latest guidance has been included, including the recent publications from the Article 29 Working Party and the UK’s ICO.
Each Lesson concludes with a brief knowledge check. Questions are a combination of true or false, complete the sentence, and the occasional scenario. Feedback is given with each answer to help the learner work through the topics.
Although there is no official examination or assessment, a certificate of completion is awarded upon successfully finishing the course.
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