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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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Do you understand GDPR? Or that a company that fails GDPR can get a €20million fine? Take this free 2 hour course.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive





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If you are a part of a business that collects data on individuals, or if you are a user of any website that has ever asked to access your data, files, photos, contacts (anything), then GDPR is incredibly important for you. Companies (even small ones) that fail to meet GDPR standards violate important laws, put consumers in danger, and could be put out of business if they are caught. But GDPR can be complicated and hard to understand. This course makes things simple, so that you can make sure the businesses you manage, work with, or purchase from (even just websites you browse) are meeting GDPR standards.

The course begins by introducing you to the key principles of the GDPR, including giving consumers control of their data and protecting the privacy of children under 16. You will learn how, under GDPR regulations, individuals can access any of their personal data being stored by companies and find out where and for what purpose it is being used. 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 know how to ensure that your company is meeting GDPR standards, and how to make sure companies/websites that you use are not doing anything illegal with your data. This is vital information for making sure your business and your data are safe. Companies and consumers that don’t understand GDPR are in real danger of being fined or betrayed. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Protect yourself now with this free 2 hour course.


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.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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