European Union General Data Protection Regulation training

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

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 a “GDPR Awareness” course specifically 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 40 people at a time in these briefings

What’s the cost? £1250 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 topics covered in the session include:

  • What is the GDPR?
  • Why the Data Protection Act needs to be replaced
  • Essential definitions
  • What are the core principles of the GDPR?
  • What rights to data subjects have under the GDPR?
  • What should you do if you become aware of a data breach?

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.

The trainer was excellent and delivered the content in a way that really held your attention

Lucy Lowin, Runnymede BC

The consultant was always in touch with his audience, ensuring that all questions were answered and understanding was complete.

Paula Bunting, Pickfords

Quality of the training was of a very high level and communication throughout the training was clear and concise.

Anon, Iglu

The trainer was brilliant, patient, knowledgeable and made it really interesting and every question was answered.

Annie Walwyn-Jones, Native Land

This is the best IT-related course I have completed. Unlike previous courses, this one focussed on fully understanding databases and their construction. Getting the basics right, rather than simply glossing over essential concepts and focussing on software provided the tools to take this forward in a positive way.

Anon, Imperial College London