GDPR Action & Implementation

The General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) comes into effect on the 25th May 2018. At its heart is our fundamental right to privacy, making all the data collected about us ours to control. This renders the processing of our data by others unlawful by default, and only made lawful by adhering to some stringent criteria or legal avenues.

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office advises that step one in preparing for the GDPR is to raise you and your organization’s awareness. 4PA’s online GDPR Action and Implementation course will do just that.

Take your first step in preparing for the GDPR with 4PA.

Why you Should Take This Course:

We are used to data protection being the realm of digital security experts, encryption and the IT department. The GDPR places the responsibility of privacy squarely in the hands of everyone in the organisation. From Marketing and Sales, IT and HR, all the way up to the boardroom.

The reach will also be global, not just restricted to the European Economic Area. Wherever you are in the world, if you are collecting or processing data on anyone in the EU, you will need a strategy. And that’s not just EU citizens, but anyone located in the EU, including travelling on business and tourists, regardless of their nationality or residence.

Even though the consequences for businesses are profound and far-reaching, a recent YouGov survey revealed that over 70% of businesses have yet to start preparing for the GDPR.

Browse the course syllabus for a full module by module breakdown of what’s included.

With this course, you’ll receive 6 months access from the date of purchase as well as FREE 24-hour tutor support!

The GDPR Action and Implementation course comprises 13 lessons, all available to view online and at your own pace.

It has been specifically built to be functional on multiple devices. You can study on your phone, tablet and laptop. Lessons consist of text and video, and feature a brief quiz to check your knowledge.

All the latest guidance has been included, including the recent publications from the Article 29 Working Party and the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Why Study GDPR Action & Implementation with 4PA ?

The course puts the ‘legalese’ of the GDPR’s Articles and Recitals into accessible and transparent language, and offers practical first steps to take along the road of GDPR compliance.

Each Lesson concludes with a brief knowledge check too help the learner consolidate their knowledge. The questions are a combination of true or false, complete the sentence, sorting exercises and the occasional scenario.

Feedback is given with each answer to help the learner work through the topics. A certificate of completion is presented at the conclusion of the course.

5 Key Benefits for taking the Course:

  • Prepare staff or individuals at all levels of the professional scale

  • The GDPR is explained in simple and straightforward language

  • The course contains practical first steps in complying with the GDPR

  • All the GDPR roles and terms are identified and explained

  • Our online training courses are designed with mobility and accessibility in mind. You can access your training from any desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the 25th May 2018 and currently, many organizations are considering the actions to take to become compliant before the deadline.

Preparing your organization for the efficient handling of Subject Access Requests will be a key part of implementing the GDPR.

Why Adopt GDPR for Your Organization?

The GDPR will have implications across any organization; sales, marketing, HR, IT and many other departments will need to understand how it might affect their day-to-day work. Employees from the senior decision-makers downwards will need to be aware of their own responsibilities and obligations.

The reach will also be global, not just restricted to the European Economic Area. Wherever you are in the world, if you are collecting or processing data on anyone in the EU, you will need a strategy. And that’s not just EU citizens, but anyone located in the EU, including travelling on business and tourists, regardless of their nationality or residence.

Non-compliance with the GDPR will represent a breach of a person’s fundamental rights, the consequences of not complying with the regulation will be much more severe than those we’ve seen up until now. The maximum fine will be 20 million euros, or 4% of global turnover, whichever is the higher.

Even though the consequences for businesses are profound and far-reaching, a recent YouGov survey revealed that over 70% of businesses have yet to start preparing for the GDPR.

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office advises that step one in preparing for the GDPR is to raise you and your organization’s awareness. 4PA’s online GDPR Action and Implementation course will do just that.

The course puts the ‘legalese’ of the GDPR’s Articles and Recitals into accessible and transparent language, and offers practical first steps to take along the road of GDPR compliance.

Full Details of our GDPR Action & Implementation Course:

Browse the contents of this eLearning course by clicking on a module title below that you would like to know more about. Or why not try a free trial of the course before you buy!

Module 1: Introduction

  •  Welcome
     What is Privacy?
     A Brief History of Privacy and the Law
     The Data Protection Directive

    Module 2: Why Change?

     
  •  Advances in Technology
     Shortcomings in the DPD
     The DPD vs the GDPR

    Module 3: The Basics

     
  •  Privacy as a Fundamental Right
     Important Dates
     The Regulation
     The Scope
     The Liabilities and Penalties

    Module 4: Personal Data

     
  •  Personal Data
     An Evolving Definition
     Special Categories of Data
     Lawful Processing

    Module 5: The Roles

     
  •  The Roles
     Data Subjects
     Data Controller
     Data Processor
     Data Protection Officer (DPO)

    Module 6: GDPR Principles

     
  •  GDPR Principles
     Principle One: Processed Lawfully, Fairly and Transparently
     Principle Two: Collected for Specified, Explicit and Legitimate Purposes
     Principle Three: Adequate, Relevant and limited to what is Necessary for Processing
     Principle Four: Accurate and Kept Up-to-date
     Principle Five: Kept in a Form that Allows the Identification of Data Subjects only as Long as Necessary
     Principle Six: Processed in a Manner that Ensures its Security
     Accountability

    Module 7: The Data Subject’s Rights

     
  •  The Data Subject’s Rights
     The Right to Information
     The Right to Access
     The Right to Rectification
     The Right to Erasure
     The Right to Restrict Processing

    Module 8: The Lawful Bases for Processing

     
  •  The Legal Bases
     Consent
     Contractual Necessity
     Legal Obligations
     Vital Interest
     Public Interest
     Legitimate Interest

    Module 9: Privacy Notices

     
  •  Privacy Notice Rules under the GDPR
     Privacy Notices – Why?
     Privacy Notices – What?
     Privacy Notices – Where?
     Privacy Notices – When?
     Privacy Notices – How?

    Module 10: Privacy by Design and the Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)

     
  •  Privacy by Design
     The Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) – An Overview
     What does a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) Address?
     When is a DPIA Mandatory?
     How to Carry Out a DPIA
     DPIA Methodology

    Module 11: Data Breaches and Notification

     
  •  Data Breaches and Notification
     What is a Personal Data Breach?
     When to Notify
     Practical Steps
     Communicating to Data Subjects
     Accountability and Record Keeping

    Module 12: Subject Access Requests (SARs)

     
  •  Subject Access Requests (SARs)
     What is a Subject Access Request?
     Key Changes to SARs under the GDPR
     SARs: the Implications for your Business

    Module 13: Your First Steps

     
  •  Your First Steps
     Awareness
     Information you Hold
     Communicating Privacy Information
     Data Subject’s Rights
     Subject Access Requests
     Lawful Basis for Processing Personal Data
     Consent
     Vulnerable Data Subjects and Children
     Data Breaches
     Privacy by Design and Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
     Data Protection Officers (DPOs)

Why not try out a free trial module from our GDPR Action & Implementation eLearning course!

Module 3 (“The Basics”) starts off with looking at the evolution of privacy as a fundamental right, the important dates, and the scope of the GDPR. It roughly breaks down the text of the regulation into topics, and briefly discusses the new liabilities and penalties. It closes with a quiz to check your knowledge.

Teaching methods in this module include text, animations, external links and presenter video.

Try the Course Before you Buy!

Like the full GDPR Action & Implementation course, you can access this free trial module from any device whether you are at home, at work, or on the move!

If you require any other information regarding the course or how to access the eLearning on a mobile device, please feel free to leave your details with us via our online contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.

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