Course overview

You wouldn’t sign a blank cheque and hand it to someone, would you? For a start, we’re well into the 21st century, no-one uses cheques these days. But did you know that your personal data is like currency in the digital age? It’s big business – worth BILLIONS of dollars worldwide. You’d be surprised how much of it you give away for free too, every time you do one of those online quizzes – “Which Celebrity Pupper does your pet look like?” & “We can tell your true age from JUST your date of birth!” and the like.

Luckily, there is a modern, tailor-made set of regulations in position to help you keep your personal information to yourself. It’s called the GDPR, and we’re going to explain it to you in the least boring way possible. The course is designed for everyone, because everyone has data they want to protect, and every organisation has a legal requirement to keep whatever data they do collect safe. If they don’t, the consequences are bad. Did I say bad? I meant DEVASTATING. Like, 20 million euros fine devastating.

Learning objectives:

  • Definitions of GDPR and all the key points
  • What is personal data?
  • Changes from old to new legislation
  • The tasks involved with GDPR
  • The Role of the DPO
  • Consequences of data breaches
  • The ICO
  • Governance & Accountability
  • Internal checks
  • GDPR best practice

Course resources

Complete the eModule to gain your certificate (subscription required).