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GDPR – In a nutshell

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is enforced from May 2018. It affects all organisations and businesses anywhere in the world, that process the personal data of EU citizens.

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About the course

The GDPR headlines are all about the fines – up to €20 million or 4% of global turnover. Fortunately, the supervisory authorities aim to encourage organisations and businesses to apply sound data protection principles.
That’s what this ‘GPDR – in a nutshell’ course is all about.
It explains the rationale for data protection regulation and provides an overview of the GDPR. It outlines the six data protection principles and the accountability principle. It explains the new and enhanced data subjects’ rights. Significant compliance issues, such as subject access requests, the impact on direct marketing and personal data breach reporting are considered.

This is an introductory, GPDR staff awareness course. It concentrates on the compliance issues and concerns faced by small businesses and organisations.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who works with, or is responsible for personal data
  • Anyone seeking an introduction to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Course content and overview

This GDPR awareness training is structured around four topics

  • GDPR – rationale and overview
  • Principles and accountability
  • Individual rights
  • Applying the GDPR

Course structure

This course comprises of 25 lectures and around 1.5 hours of lecture content. Each topic divides into several short lectures. Lectures typically last 4-7 minutes. There are practice activities and resources: i.e. online quizzes, a downloadable lecture pdf and a topic bibliography.

Course topics

  1. GDPR – rationale and overview
    This topic introduces the GDPR. The GDPR’s background, key roles and definitions are outlined. The increased penalties and exemptions are described.
  2. Principles and accountability
    This topic introduces the six data protection principles underpinning the GDPR. The overarching accountability principle is explained.
  3. Individual rights
    This topic outlines the individual rights that EU citizens have under the GDPR. It also considers the business impact of serving those rights.
  4. Applying the GDPR
    This topic considers three challenging GDPR compliance subjects. These are: subject access requests (SARs), the impact on direct marketing and personal data breach reporting.

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