1. Is GDPR training a legal requirement for organisations?
It is not a legal requirement, but applies to all organisations of all types from Corporates and SMEs to charities, so if GDPR Compliance is breached, then that organisation will be open to severe penalties, never mind loss of trading ability and revenue.
The basic premise is that your organisation must be GDPR-compliant and this will require your staff to be aware of the rules and how breaches might occur.
2. What happens after the 25 May 2018 deadline?
If you want to build a culture of GDPR compliance beyond 25 May, then it is in all your best interests to implement CPD. It’s a case of continual reinforcement and updating, which is why agile, adaptable and flexible learning is the key. Clearly, a massive document with hundreds of pages isn’t the answer. Updatable digital learning is, and hence the GDPR Academy is continually being updated.
3. Is GDPR training a good thing?
Yes! And not just to ensure compliance. According to research by information experts Veritas, the vast majority are using GDPR as a force for good.
The Veritas report says that employers are looking above and beyond the desire simply to avoid stiff penalties for non-compliance. GDPR is driving cultural changes, with organisations recognising that compliance makes sense for their credibility and standing.
Among the findings are:
•95% see GDPR as a positive thing as it improves data hygiene, builds brand reputation and will generate more insights.
•88% plan to motivate changes in employee behaviour to help the workforce be more accountable for GDPR compliance.
4. What is the format of the Courses?
In the main GDPR Academy Certification Course, you receive a series of 21 x one hour lesson modules, each broken down into 30 minutes of videos, animations and on-screen material with detail briefing documents and infographics, followed by revision opportunities, prior to a 20 part multiple choice questionnaire requiring a 70% pass before progressing to the next module. On completion of the main course, which being self-paced can take between 2 days and a week to complete, you will receive a GDPR Academy Certificate of Completion. The lesson modules are bite sized, so that you can access and complete a lesson in a break at work, on your commute, or fit it around other activities.
In the GDPR Lite Course, you receive a 20 minute detail briefing, with all the key elements and additional downloadable detail documents, to enable you to start your own GDPR journey, and enable you to decide what aspects you need to progress with and whether you or your team require the more detailed GDPR Academy Certification Course.
5. How long do they take?
In the main GDPR Academy Certification Course, you receive a series of 21 x one hour lesson modules, each broken down into 30 minutes of videos, animations and on-screen material with detail briefing documents and infographics, followed by revision opportunities, prior to a 20 part multiple choice questionnaire – and as it is self-paced can take between 2 days and one week to complete.
In the GDPR Lite Course, you receive a 20 minute detail briefing, with all the key elements and additional downloadable detail documents, to enable you to start your own GDPR journey. Total time is 20 minutes.
6. What are the computer and software requirements?
The courses are fully responsive and can be viewed on any device with an internet connection: desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile. You need audio equipment (headphones/speakers) and make sure to use the latest version of your browser for optimal viewing. A high speed internet connection is recommended.
7. What are the benefits of these courses?
These courses will ensure your organisation is ready for the significant changes to data protection that GDPR brings. Our online training resources will highlight key areas of change and the actions required to ensure your organisation is ready for this new regulation. Learners will gain a thorough understanding on all aspects of GDPR, especially with our main GDPR Academy Certification providing full detail of the legislation and ensuring compliance through knowledge.
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.
GDPR Academy is the only place you’ll find a comprehensive body of knowledge, resources and experts to help you navigate the complex landscape of tomorrow’s GDPR and Cyber Security issues.