Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
- 1 Personal Data
- 2 The Principles of Data Protection
- 3 Integrity & Confidentiality
Right now, how many organisations do you think have access to your personal data? 10? 20 organisations? It’s probably a lot more than you think! This section looks at what is included as personal data, what is meant by ‘processing’ this type of data and what rights each of us has over our own personal data.
Everyone who uses personal data has to follow strict rules and you’ll learn about these as the principles of data protection. They’re important, as they help you and your organisation ensure that personal data is used in a way that protects the rights of the people whose data it is, and following them is key to complying with the GDPR. This section looks at each of the Principles of Data Protection in turn, covering privacy notices and fair processing notices and the need for explicit consent.
In this section, we’re looking at who’s responsible for keeping personal information safe and how this can be done – such as through day-to-day good practice and good computer security. The sixth principle is all about keeping personal data safe and secure. It’s about protecting data from accidental or deliberate loss, destruction, damage or unauthorised access.
About this course
The General Data Protection Regulation is intended to unify and strengthen data protection for everyone within the European Union.
After concerns were raised about the 'control' of personal information within the EU, it was decided that a regulation should be put in place to give control back to the citizens. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.
The GDPR regulations were enforced on 25th May 2018, this GDPR Training programme is an ideal way of teaching staff about the new regulations in an engaging and practical way.
Our GDPR Essentials Training will teach you about the fundamental requirements needed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. Our course is CPD accredited and provides certificates upon completion, helping you to comply with the GDPR.
Do you make decisions about collecting, storing, and using people’s personal data? You might be interested in our GDPR Training for Management.
Download our free GDPR white paper for more information about the regulations and how it affects certain industry sectors.
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This GDPR Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your GDPR Essentials Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
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The training course was easy to understand and contained information useful to understanding the day to day GDPR essentials.
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A very clear and easy to understand course. Packed a lot of information into the time and was explained very well.
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Excellent basic start to understanding GDPR and the requirements. Course material is very easy to follow and understand, providing basic knowledge to GDPR
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Easy to use and understand. We have now left the EU and its mentioned alot in the videos. Maybe pin a note to the learning ? Have the regulations changed ?
The course is good.
The course is bring the important concept of awareness to employees which can be easily over-looked. Privacy of personal data is important and the leakage of the personal data to people who not intended to be the ultimate user of the data collected has negative impact to the working performance of that individual.
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
When was the GDPR be enforced?
The GDPR was enforced on the 25th of May 2018. All organisations must now be fully GDPR compliant.
Who will the GDPR affect?
The GDPR applies to personal data, so anyone handling or processing personal data will undoubtedly feel the effects of GDPR and will need to prepare accordingly for its enforcement.
What constitutes as personal data?
Current data protection directives state that personal data is "any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject");", this can include a name, email address, posts on social media, medical information, photos or even a computer IP address.
What are the penalties for non-compliance?
Organisations can now be fined 4% of their annual turnover or in more serious cases - €20 million! (This is the maximum fine that can be imposed for the most serious infringements).
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The GDPR is an important piece of legislation which gives people control over their own personal data.
It requires organisations to be transparent with their data use, to uphold people's rights regarding their data, and to always make sure it's protected and kept secure. The Regulation requires that all relevant staff are suitably trained to make sure that they're aware of their responsibilities and their role in keeping data safe. Our GDPR Essentials course does this for you; it helps you comply by providing a broad overview of the requirements of the GDPR, by highlighting the importance of compliance, and by explaining the rights individuals have over their own data.
Download our free GDPR White Paper today!
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