GDPR Training is the Foundation of Compliance

The dedicated GDPR Training resource for all types of organisation

General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR Training

The GDPR Academy provides the most comprehensive online GDPR and cyber security training programme.  GDPR training courses assist with GDPR compliance and helps combat cyber threats.  Our GDPR training courses combine video, animations, infographics and downloadable technical documents combined with multiple choice quizzes to ensure a topic has been successfully learned, providing full self-paced GDPR Certification within two days to one week.  The GDPR Lite course provides an overview of the regulation in just twenty minutes.  The GDPR Foundation course consists of twenty one modules which provide the detail necessary for those responsible for compliance in the organisation to fully understand what is required to become and remain compliant.  The GDPR Foundation course can be completed in just two days if you can dedicate the time to complete the twenty one modules consecutively.  E-learning makes it easy to undertake the GDPR training in a more flexible way enabling you to plan how to implement the lessons learned for your specific circumstances.  On-line training enables you to study at your own pace whilst fitting it in with your normal work.

GDPR Training and Cyber Protection

GDPR training is the foundation that underpins compliance for an organisation.  Well-trained personnel are less likely to make mistakes and cause a GDPR breach of personal data.  GDPR Certification from the Academy is the perfect way for managers to ensure all staff obtain the training they require, in convenient bite size chunks.  Even organisations that have implemented the best possible technologies to protect against cyber attacks can fall victim to a member of staff inadvertently clicking on a malware link in an e-mail.  Training everybody to make them aware of the risks so they are more vigilant.

GDPR and Personal Data

Organisations need to ensure that all personally identifiable data they hold in relation to staff, clients, prospects and suppliers is not only secure but is GDPR compliant.  All organisations must demonstrate that they have a data protection policy, including a GDPR breach policy, as any breach must be notified to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) within 72 hours of being discovered.  Under GDPR, Personally identifiable information extends the definition to include on-line indicators (IP address and cookies), video records such as CCTV plus usage records and transactional history.  You can find out more by going here.

GDPR Readiness – will bring benefits to your business

Good governance aids good practice and organisations that are prepared for GDPR and best protected against cyber threats by demonstrating their compliance with policies, training and management will use this governance to run their businesses more smoothly and take advantage of the new regulations.  Early GDPR compliance positions firms to win business where an incumbent supplier may have failed to adhere to the new regulations.

Cyber Security

Cyber security is an integral part of protection against a data breach. Protection against cybercrime is as much based on the human element as it is on technological solutions.  A firm’s defences are only as strong as the weakest element and a junior person clicking on a malware link can infect the whole organisation’s system, leaving it vulnerable to a cyber hack.  GDPR training is of the utmost importance, and by taking the Academy’s GDPR e-Learning course a firm’s training can be continually monitored, thus affording the business a measure of accountable protection against the consequences of any breach.

GDPR Penalties

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the independent body set up to uphold information rights in the United Kingdom.  GDPR is policed by the ICO in the same way that the Data Protection Act has been.  Annual fees have been increased significantly for medium and larger organisations to fund the additional workload of ensuring compliance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.  Under GDPR the maximum fine is €20,000,000 or 4% of group annual turnover, compared with £500,000 previously.  Providing your staff with GDPR Training is one of the key factors that will be taken into consideration should problems occur and an investigation is triggered.  More detail on penalties can be found here.

GDPR In A Nutshell - GDPR Training is the Foundation of Compliance
GDPR Training is the foundation of Compliance

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GDPR Academy is dedicated to GDPR and Cyber Security. These go hand-in-hand so you are up-to-date, day-by-day on the latest developments, white papers, laws and timings et al.

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