General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
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If your business collects data on individuals, whether it’s files, photos, contacts (anything at all), then GDPR is incredibly important for you. Companies that fail to meet GDPR standards violate important laws, put consumers in danger, and could be put out of business if they are caught. What’s more, GDPR can be complicated and hard to understand.
This course makes things simple, so that you can make sure the business you manage is meeting GDPR standards. The course begins by introducing you to the key principles of GDPR. You will be shown how GDPR aims to give consumers control of their data and particularly aims to protect the privacy of children under 16. You will then learn what large and small organisations must do to meet GDPR standards. This will include guidance for small enterprises on how to securely and legally hold consumers’ personal data.
Finally, the course teaches you about the key role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO), and the steps organisations can take to secure cloud-based environments. By the end of this course you will fully understand GDPR and be able to ensure that your company is meeting GDPR standards. This is vital information for protecting your business from heavy fines and potential bankruptcy. So don’t wait until it’s too late. Start this course and learn how to protect yourself today.Start Course Now
General Data Protection Regulation for Businesses and Individuals
GDPR - Learning Outcomes & Glossary
Introduction to the GDPR
What Can Organisations Do Now to Prepare for the GDPR?
The Data Protection Officer (DPO) Role in the GDPR
Personal Data Security Guidance for Microenterprises in the GDPR
Five Steps to Secure Cloud-based Environments
Introduction to the GDPR for the Private Individual
The Key Steps You Need to Take to Ensure Compliance with the GDPR
General Data Protection Regulation - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Explain the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Describe what organisations can do to prepare for the GDPR
- Explain the role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) in the GDPR
- Describe personal data security guidance for microenterprises
- List and explain five steps organisations can implement to secure cloud-based environments
- Explain how the GDPR affects the private individual and their data protection rights
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GDPR is a new set of rules giving citizens of the EU greater control over how their personal data is used. With GDPR, an effort is being made to simplify the digital economy and to allow both users and companies to benefit from this new online world. Every service and platform we use nowadays stores our data in some form. It is important that this data is protected and citizens have higher control over how their data can be collected or used. GDPR aims to ensure that data is collected legally and places liability on organisations to manage and protect this data from potential misuse.
Alison's free certificate course entitled General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a great way to get free training on GDPR.
With Alison's free online course on GDPR, you can enhance your knowledge of this essential subject and ensure that your organisation complies with important regulations. With this certification you will be able to save your company millions of dollars in fines as a Data Protection Officer and enhance your professional profile.