European Union General Data Protection Regulation training

On 25th May 2018, the EU GDPR will come into effect. Organisations must ensure that they comply with the legislation, or face punitive fines of up to 4% of global annual turnover

It is not enough to appoint your data protection officer. It is not enough to train your CISO or CIRO to be a GDPR practitioner.

In 2016, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released data showing that the single biggest cause of enforcement action being taken was lack of training. Therefore, it is imperative that all your staff have an awareness of the requirements of GDPR, and all your management team must have an understanding of the regulation.

The IT Service has created two certified courses to meet this requirement.

GDPR Awareness training

Who for: Everyone in your organisation. If you are to comply successfully with GDPR, anyone who works with personal data, be it in your CRM or their own Excel files of information, needs to know what’s expected of them. This is the briefing they should attend

Duration: 90 minutes per session, up to four sessions per day

How many people? If you have a conference room or other facility large enough, we can train up to 30 people at a time in these briefings

What’s the cost? £1050 per day

What do I get? Each attendee receives an electronic set of slides, a certificate of attendance and two printed flash cards detailing the principles of the GDPR and a reminder of the rights of the data subject. The organisation will receive a list of those employees who have attended the training, which is important given the emphasis the GDPR places on documentation.

Details This briefing describes the principles of the GDPR and the rights of the data subject. At each stage, we ask the basic questions:

  • What do you need to know
  • What are your responsibilities
  • What do you need to do now

The session is interspersed with discussion points so that a large group are kept involved in what can be a dry subject, and are encouraged to think about the meaning of the legislation and how it applies to them.

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Understanding GDPR course

Who for: Anyone who has a need to work with data on a regular basis, and in particular members of management whose teams work with data.

Duration: 2 days

How many people? This is a publicly scheduled course, which may have up to 15 attendees. Book as many places as you require.

What’s the cost? £650 per person

What do I get? Each attendee receives an electronic set of slides, a certificate of attendance and a set of printed flash cards detailing key topics such as the principles of the GDPR, legal bases for processing data and a reminder of the rights of the data subject.

Is there an exam? Yes. At the conclusion of the second day, we will also provide and administer a GDPR Foundation exam and we will issue a certificate for those who achieve the pass mark of 65%. Attendees not wishing to sit the exam will receive a certificate of attendance only.

Details This two-day course takes delegates through the principles of the GDPR in detail, and includes topics such as:

  • Background to the GDPR
  • Key terms
  • The fundamental principles of the GDPR
  • What are the legal bases on which data may be processed?
  • The rights of data subjects
  • Data controllers and data processors
  • The requirement to appoint a DPO
  • Conducting a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
  • Understanding and mapping data flows
  • Transferring data to other bodies and abroad
  • Data breaches and reporting requirements
  • Fines and how to mitigate against them

Is this a GDPR Foundation Course? A number of organisations offer a one-day GDPR Foundation course. However, these courses are designed simply to get candidates through an examination at the conclusion of the day. Frequently over 130 slides are presented in a 5 hour session, with no time for proper discussion and understanding.

We’ve taken the view that such training does not lead to a real understanding of the GDPR, and is not a good use of your time and money.

This course covers similar ground, but in more depth and with more time for interaction and discussion around the topics, leading to enhanced understanding and real benefit.

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