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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set of regulations drawn up by the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission. The aim of the GDPR is to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the EU, while also addressing the export of personal data outside the EU. Any company anywhere in the world that collects data on citizens in EU countries now needs to comply with the strict new rules around protecting customer. Breaching GDPR regulations could have serious financial implications for businesses as financial penalties include fines of up to 20 million euros or 4 percent of total global turnover, whichever is bigger.

This course introduces you to the key principles of the GDPR including giving consumers control of their data, and protecting the privacy of children under 16. For example, under GDPR regulations individuals will be able to access the personal data being stored by companies and find out where and for what purpose it is being used. You will learn what organisations can do to prepare for the GDPR, including personal data security guidance for microenterprises. The course teaches you about the key role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) in organisations, and the steps organisations can implement to secure cloud-based environments.

This course will be of great interest all professionals and managers working in organisations that collect data on individuals and who would like to learn more about the GDPR and its regulations. It will also be of interest to individuals who would like to learn more about the enhanced rights all EU citizens have to access their personal data being stored by companies.

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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