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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Training

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45 minutes
Health & Safety, Security
£25.00 exc. local taxes
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General Data Protection Regulation GDPR Awareness Training

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Further Information - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Training


Who is the course for?
This eLearning course is aimed at individuals working for companies that process, store and retrieve personal data, and which need to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation. This legislation applies to personal data within the European Union, which includes data processed by non-EU companies for services provided within the EU.

Is previous experience required?
You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role.

How will the course benefit me?
With the advancement of technology, more personal data than ever is being collected, processed and stored daily. The new GDPR legislation has been put in place to protect this information. This course will give you an overview of who and what the legislation covers and how it is applied.

The knowledge gained in this course will help you to work in compliance with the legislation in your day-to-day activities and in the event that there is a data breach. It will also indicate the different roles and responsibilities covered by the legislation.

How will the course benefit my company?
By ensuring you are fully aware of the scope of the GDPR, you can help your company to work in compliance with the regulation. This will help to prevent unauthorised access to personal data occurring.

What standards are referenced in the course?
This course is written with reference to the EU General Data Protection Regulation and also refers to the following legislation:
• The European Convention of Human Rights
• The Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data
• The UK Data Protection Act
• The Data Protection Directive

Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 75%. You may reattempt the assessment as many times as you wish until you are happy with your score.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the GDPR, its importance and the date it comes into effect
  • Identify the relevant data protection rules
  • Determine when a task is within the scope of the GDPR
  • Identify and differentiate between personal data and sensitive data
  • Summarise the six data protection principles
  • Summarise the legal obligations of a data controller and a data processor
  • Describe data subjects' rights under the GDPR
  • Identify when a data subject's personal data can be processed and shared
  • Outline how to process requests made by a data subject
  • Define a minor under the GDPR and understand the consent needed to process a minor's personal information
  • Outline the process for reporting a data breach



System Requirements

  • Internet Access - Users will need a computer or device with a web browser and an internet connection.
  • System - Runs on desktop computers and tablets. Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11.
  • Browser - Runs on Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, no plug-ins required
  • Minimum browser size - 1024x672
  • Audio – Requires speaker or headphones.
  • Notes - Not suitable for smartphones.