General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Preparing for Change

Overview

Does your organisation handle personal data? In May 2018, the way you access and process personal data in the UK is changing.

Under GDPR, any organisation that suffers a substantial data breach may be fined up to €20 million, or 4% of their global annual turnover.

Take this short, two module course and develop your knowledge of these important data protection changes.

Audience

This course is intended for anyone who handles personal information, either through manual or computer-held records.

About this course

In May 2018, the UK Data Protection Act will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with huge implications for organisations all over the UK, in both the public and private sectors.

It is vital that all employers and their employees understand the changes these new regulations will bring, before they come into effect.

This engaging course covers the subject in comprehensive detail. You will learn about the potential effects of Brexit on data protection in the UK, the individual’s new and enhanced data protection rights, in line with the GDPR, and the new and varied data controller and data processor responsibilities.

Objectives

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • The potential effects of Brexit on data protection in the UK
  • The new categories of personal and sensitive data under the GDPR
  • The new standards for consent and new safeguards for children’s data
  • The new and enhanced individual data protection rights
  • The expanded responsibilities of data processors
  • The extra-territorial reach of the GDPR
  • The new accountability requirement for controllers and processors
  • How to prepare for enhanced data subject rights
  • How the GDPR may require a review of an entity’s ‘legal basis’
  • How the law affects public authorities
  • How to report a data breach
  • The new requirement for certain entities to hire a data protection officer