GDPR Action & Implementation

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Get ready to become fully GDPR-compliant with the award-winning online training team from Good e-Learning!

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) puts the responsibility for compliance on entire organizations, not just IT departments. This course will show you not only how to raise awareness across all departments and levels of seniority in your business, but also take practical first steps in achieving full compliance. Kickstart your GDPR training today!

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Organizations seeking to raise GDPR awareness for multiple departments, as well as employees at various levels of seniority

  • Prospective GDPR compliance officers seeking a greater understanding of the regulation

  • Teams in IT, HR, Accounting, and other departments which need to amend their practices for the sake of achieving compliance

  • Any organizations around the world which utilize data from within the European Union or European Economic Area

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • How GDPR affects staff at all levels of a business

  • The basics of the GDPR

  • First steps for becoming GDPR compliant

  • The roles and terms associated with the GDPR

Why should you take this course?

  • All organizations which process data from within the European Union or European Economic Area are subject to GDPR

  • The maximum fine for non-compliance is up to €20 million or 4% of an organization’s annual global turnover – whichever is larger

  • To avoid fines, organizations must demonstrate which steps they have undertaken to ensure compliance, rather than simply dedicating themselves to changing in the future

  • Experience with the GDPR can be an excellent career stepping stone

  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training provider

  • This course comes with a number of online training assets, including instructor-led videos and interactive slides – each made with help from GDPR specialists

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

What does ‘GDPR’ stand for?

‘GDPR’ stands for ‘General Data Protection Regulation’.

What is the GDPR?

‘GDPR’ stands for the ‘General Data Protection Regulation’. It is an EU regulation that addresses the transfer and storage of data in and outside the European Union and the European Economic Area.

Does the GDPR apply to every business?

The GDPR applies to any organization in or outside the EU that stores or transfers data from within the EU. It also applies to individuals, unless they utilize data solely for ‘domestic or personal activity’.

In short, any business from a self-employed trader to an international conglomerate can find GDPR applies to them.

What is the value of GDPR training?

With the GDPR applying to all organizations which utilize EU data, qualified data protection officers are in extremely high demand. According to Glassdoor, data protection officers in the UK can earn between £29,000 and over £89,000, while in the US they can earn up to $150,000 according to Medium.

What are the penalties for failing to be GDPR-compliant?

The fines for failing to be GDPR compliant depend on which articles are breached. The first choice is up to €10 million, or 2% annual global turnover, while the second is up to €20 million, or 4% annual global turnover. In both cases, the fee will be whichever option is higher.

Why is the GDPR so important?

The GDPR is important in two respects: firstly, it protects the data rights of EU citizens. Secondly, it clarifies exactly what steps organizations are required to take in order to safeguard these rights and minimize the possibility of data breaches.

How does the GDPR work?

The GDPR works by clarifying what organizations must do in order to protect customer data, setting strict standards for accountability and compliance. It also imposes harsh fines on businesses which fail to take the necessary steps.

Who can benefit from studying the GDPR?

All organizations which work with data from EU citizens can benefit from studying the GDPR. GDPR training can also offer help data protection officers and IT managers to take on more responsibilities and earn higher-paying roles.

What other frameworks can complement GDPR?

The GDPR is highly compatible with COBIT 2019, a framework dedicated to aligning business and IT goals. It can also be complemented by frameworks like ITIL 4, which prioritize compliance.

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  • Created by a GDPR expert:

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  • Course duration: 3+ hours

  • Access period: 6 months

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Learn how to action and implement the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in your organization!

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