Data Protection Essentials: GDPR edition

Enable your staff to understand and comply with the latest data protection legislation with our new elearning course

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  • CPD Certified

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018 and represents the biggest overhaul of data protection legislation in a generation. The question is: are you ready?

If not, fear not! Our new Data Protection Essentials elearning course has been designed to provide your staff with the practical knowledge and skills they need to comply with the GDPR. Featuring detailed explanations of the key principles, case studies to explore the practical implications of the law, and a unique ‘ask the expert’ feature for staff who need to know more, Data Protection Essentials is the most comprehensive, flexible and cost-effective way of getting everyone up to speed with the new legislation.

What about the current Data Protection Act? Until the GDPR comes into force in May 2018, the Data Protection Act 1998 applies. The new GDPR course references the current legislation and highlights the key differences between it and the GDPR. However, if you’d rather focus exclusively on the Data Protection Act for the time being, you can take up the DPA edition of the course now and move over to the GDPR edition later.

We have had some great feedback from our users who find the course easy to use and very informative. The course meets all our requirements to provide users with key messages and also our corporate Data Protection responsibilities. Working with Cylix has been a pleasure and we hope to work with them again in the future.

Jonathan NewcombeCTDNorfolk County Council

Course contents

The Data Protection Essentials training course is made up of four bite-sized sections:

  1. The big picture

    • Why is it so important to protect personal data?
    • The scope of the GDPR... and the penalties for non-compliance.
    • What information is covered by the GDPR?
    • What does “processing data” mean?
    • Understanding who’s who: data subject, data controller, data processor, DPO, ICO.
  2. What the law says

    • The core principles for processing personal data.
    • Rules for transferring/storing personal data outside Europe.
    • What to do in the event of a data breach.
    • Rights of the data subject, including the right to be forgotten.
  3. Putting it in practice

    Series of case studies in which users need to decide how to comply with the GDPR in a range of realistic situations.

  4. Test your knowledge

    Comprehensive mastery test to verify each user’s knowledge and understanding of the contents of the course. On successfully passing the test, users can download a personal course completion certificate.

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