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About the course

On 25th May 2018, the EU GDPR came into effect; and it’s here to stay well beyond Brexit. This significant legislation will succeed the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), and is described by some as the “biggest single shake up of data legislation in the last 25 years.” It will have wide reaching affects for all organizations who collect, manage, process, and store personally identifiable and sensitive data for EU citizens — anywhere in the world.

The GDPR will be a board-level accountability, with requirements for clear governance and reporting to ensure compliance. The consequences for organizations that fail to demonstrate compliance and are found in breach of the regulation risk facing financial penalties of up to €20 million or 4% of an organization’s global turnover, whichever is the greater, criminal prosecution, in addition to damage to reputation.

You Will Learn How To

  • Develop an essential GDPR awareness
  • Understand the changes and key next steps you need to consider

Important Course Information

  • Learning Tree in Partnership with Templar Executives

Course Outline

With the 2018 compliance deadline rapidly approaching, it is essential that organisations start preparing for these changes now. This half day training course will develop essential GDPR awareness and understanding, and will cover the following:

  • What do we mean by personal data and sensitive personal data?
  • Why is it important to protect and safely manage personal data;
  • An overview of the current UK Data Protection Act 1998;
  • The new requirements of the EU Data Protection Regulation 2018;
    • Context: Why the change and who does this impact?
    • New definitions of Personal Data;
    • Rights of data subjects (including Data Portability)
    • Key roles and responsibilities (including Data Protection Officers);
    • Key areas of legislation and liabilities;
    • Breaches and Consequences – organisational and personal;
    • Best practice: Getting prepared and Mitigating risks;
    • Third parties and outsourcing;
  • The future of the GDPR after Brexit;
  • The importance of fostering a culture that values information;
  • Learning from discussion, real life examples and scenarios;
  • Where to find further information and support.

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