The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important update in data privacy regulation in 20 years. Having added more responsibilities to the Data Protection Act 1998, on the 25th May 2018, it is mandatory that all businesses that handle personal data must be aware of the new rules so that they are in compliance with the law.
In this Data Protection Course, you’ll be introduced to the new rules of privacy regulation, the key changes that have been introduced and data controller and processor obligations. You’ll also be trained on processing sensitive personal data and data protection terminology.
This course is for anyone who has the obligation to implement changes brought about by new GDPR legislation and the Data Protection Act, who may work for services that hold personal data. By the end of the course, you’ll have an understanding of what is expected of businesses in relation to handling data security, so that you can implement GDPR compliance strategy for your firm.
Who should take the course
The Data Protection course is suitable for professionals who are responsible for handling sensitive personal data as part of their day to day role, as well as business owners who want to ensure that their organisation is compliant. The course is open to anyone who wishes to gain up-to-date knowledge of GDPR and its new legislation. There are no entry requirements for this course, which can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
By the end of the course learners will be able to demonstrate that they can:
At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.
Initially, Module 1 is intended to give you a general overview and will be centred around the fundamental aspects of GDPR. Here we will go over what it means, the authorities involved, and its relevancy after BREXIT.
In module two, we will take a closer look into the GDPR. This will include a more detailed and thorough analysis of how data laws have evolved as a result of the growth of the use of personal data itself. We will additionally cover concepts such as the legal implications and the correct implementation of GDPR into organisations.
Module 3 will be focused further on the legal aspects of GDPR, and will elucidate the idea of lawful basis. Here we will go over the six lawful bases, and their significance relative to both individuals and organisations. Moreover, we will also go through specific details such as which law applies to which form of data and how this data should be handled as a result.
The individuals themselves will be the focal point of Module 4, and here we will go over their rights when organisations collect their data. We will also look at how organisations themselves must ensure that all data protection laws comply appropriately, and the procedures that they must undertake.
In module five, we will explore the key responsibilities organisation have when complying with the GDPR. We will outline the full course of action that is legally required of a company to protect an individual’s data, and how penalties of appropriate margins can be enforced on organisations for failure to comply with the GDPR.