Introduction to the GDPR

Course Description

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.

Course Content

• 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.

Key Features

• Accredited by Secured by Design and meets national Police approved standards

• 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

How to apply

This course normally costs £9.50 but is available free to gold members. For more details see our online training page.

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