What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Businesses around the world have been told that they need to be GDPR-compliant or risk major fines, but what exactly is the GDPR? Mike from Good e-Learning takes a look at what makes up the EU General Data Protection Regulation, why GDPR compliance is so essential and how Good e-Learning can help!

Published: Friday, November 30, 2018

When the EU General Data Protection Regulation came into effect on 25th May 2018, a surprising number of businesses were still struggling to become GDPR-compliant. Despite being warned about what was coming, many failed to take things like ‘privacy by design’ or ‘right to be forgotten’ into account when dealing with customers or building services, opening them up to potentially crippling financial penalties.

So, what is the GDPR? In a nutshell, it sets a number of guidelines for how organizations can utilize data created within EU member states (including the UK, despite the Brexit referendum). This does not simply cover European citizens, however; even people who are simply traveling through Europe on business have the same rights.

Because of this, there are few international businesses that have not been affected by the GDPR in some way. Not only are the regulations relevant, however, but they are also pressing. If a business fails to abide by the GDPR, it can risk a maximum penalty of €20 or 4% of its annual global turnover - whichever is higher!

In this video, Mike from Good e-Learning takes a look at what we all need to know about the GDPR, what it means for businesses and how full GDPR compliance can be achieved.

Good e-Learning also offers a number of IT Governance & Compliance courses designed for data controllers, data protection officers and anyone else with an interest in the regulations. Are you after a basic awareness of the GDPR, or the expertise to implement the GDPR in your organization? Whatever your requirements, Good e-Learning can offer a self-paced learning environment, utilizing the latest digital training tools to ensure that you are upskilled as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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