Get to know GDPR - Learn about GDPR, how it affects you and your right

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Get to Know GDPR

Learn about GDPR, recognise your rights and learn the requirements of the law in this free online course.

Free Course
This free online GDPR course will take you through GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the compliance requirements you should be aware of. It uses a combination of text, audio, and short video clips to show you the principles, your rights, your responsibilities, and important information about data transfer and GDPRs legal basis. This course also covers information security, passwords, administrative fines, and lots more.
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    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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This free online course has been developed using the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as per EU law and has selected the information you need to know if you are working with personal data. This new framework came into law on 25 May 2018 and many people are still not sure what the standards are, how they differ for personal and organisational data along with the penalties that apply.

We will cover the following subjects: What is Data Protection; Principles of Data Protection; Your Rights; Consent; Data Subject Access ; Data Breach; Data Transfers; Requirements for a EU GDPR Representative (and a UK Representative post Brexit); Administrative Fines; and How to apply the relevant law.

The course has a final assessment, requiring you to achieve 80% in order to pass. The team at Propelfwd want you to enjoy this course and believe the teaching techniques used will help you to retain this important information. So, if you or your company need to learn about the any of these data protection topics, a great place to start is by doing the course now.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the different Data Protection phrases
  • Identify what is your Personal Data
  • Discuss Special Category Data and what defines it as special category
  • Recognize where and how to find the Articles of GDPR
  • Recognize where and how to find the Recitals of GDPR
  • List and discuss the seven Principles of GDPR
  • Recognize the rights every data subject has in GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 (Ireland)
  • Identify what consent is within GDPR
  • Discuss the right of access in GDPR, what it is, what it does and why its important
  • Recognize what to do in event of a data breach
  • Discuss the administrative fines applied to those who infringe on data protection laws and rights
  • Identify the rules and regulations for transferring data outside the EEA


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