Introduction to the GDPR
On 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law in all European member states, including the United Kingdom who will still be a member at that time.
The new Regulation will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) which was developed at a time when most data processing was still paper-based. There was also a limited understanding of the impact that technology would have on the way we process data.
The purpose of the GDPR
The purpose of the GDPR is to:
• Harmonise the EU’s laws surrounding data protection
• Protect all EU citizens’ data privacy
• Re-shape the way organisations across the region approach data privacy.
In drafting it, the EU’s aim was to design it as a living document and future-proof the wording. They have also made it ‘technology neutral’ which means that the same regulatory principles apply regardless of the technology used.
• Understand the changes that the introduction of the GDPR will bring to data storage and the handling and processing of information
• Understand the new role of Data Protection Officer (DPO)
• Understand what a Privacy Impact Assessment is
• Recognise steps that can be taken to prepare for the introduction of GDPR.
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• Level 2 programme (as graded against the nationally accepted levels and equivalent to GCSE grades A* - C)
• One module with multiple choice questionnaires
• One CPD hour with a personalised downloadable certificate
• 70% pass mark
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