GDPR Awareness

On the 25th May 2018, efforts to enforce the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) began. Although many businesses seeking to comply worked hard to meet the deadline, undertakings to educate and raise awareness will, by necessity, continue for many years to come. Organizations and institutions need to make themselves acutely aware of what the GDPR entails, as well as the penalties for being non-compliant.

$39 USD
Class Date
Not Available
Study Method
Online; 1 hour of Course materials, 3 months access to the eLearning platform
Certificate On Completion

Course Details

This short course covers the basic concepts and ideas behind the GDPR and has been designed to provide decision-makers with enough knowledge to continue the conversation on compliance in their own organizations.

  • Module 1: Introduction

  • Module 2: The Basics

  • Module 3: Personal Data

  • Module 4: The Roles

  • Module 5: GDPR Principles

  • Module 6: The Data Subject’s Rights

  • Module 7: The Lawful Bases for Processing

  • Module 8: Privacy Notices

For those who are unaware, the GDPR puts the data collected about you back in your hands and defends your fundamental right to privacy. Prior to the GDPR, the emphasis was on protecting data. Now, it is on protecting the individual. This moves data protection responsibilities out to a field wider than just data security experts and IT departments; marketing, sales, HR, accounting and even the boardroom all need to follow the regulations.

Not only has adapting to the GDPR proved to be a major hurdle for organizations across the world, but the consequences of failing to become GDPR-compliant can be disastrous, both financially and in terms of customer reputation. While the changes are mandatory, exactly how to go about making them has left thousands of companies completely puzzled!

Step one in preparing for the GDPR is, according to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), to raise you and your organization’s awareness of the regulation. This course offers a perfect first step to do just that!

This GDPR Awareness course is made up of 8 modules. The course can be accessed online, giving you the opportunity to study at your own pace, and in a preferred location. It has been specifically built to be viewed on multiple devices. Features include interactive videos, 24/7 tutor support and quizzes to help you test your knowledge. All the latest guidance has been included, including the recent publications from the Article 29 Working Party and the UK’s ICO.

Each Lesson concludes with a brief knowledge check. Questions are a combination of true or false, complete the sentence, and the occasional scenario. Feedback is given with each answer to help the learner work through the topics.

Although there is no official examination or assessment, a certificate of completion is awarded upon successfully finishing the course.