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GDPR Course Library

GDPR Data Security Compliance Course

Businesses obtain and process an ever-increasing amount of personal data in electronic and hard-copy formats. Both businesses and the people to whom the data relates value it highly, so the cost of losing it or having it stolen may be very high. Under the GDPR, firms can be fined millions of euros for data breaches.

That's why it's vital that businesses and their employees protect this data from unauthorised use or access, theft, loss, illegal copying, viewing and deletion.

Data breaches are not as rare as you may think - a 2019 survey revealed that 32% of all UK businesses, and 60% of medium/large businesses, suffered a cyber breach or attack within the previous 12-months.

Data security is the mechanism, or the systems and controls put in place to protect the personal data that is collected, processed and stored.

Our GDPR Data Security Compliance Course will help your employees to understand correct use of digital communications, devices, systems and networks to ensure that personal data are kept secure.

Audience: All staff  |  Duration: 35 minutes  |  Format: E-learning module

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Understand why data security is critical to your business
  • Correctly use email and the Internet
  • Follow network access procedures
  • Correctly use portable media and portable devices
  • Know physical security procedures
  • How to report actual or suspected data breaches
  • Appreciate the consequences of employees getting it wrong!

Course contents

  • The importance of data security
    - What is data security?
  • What are the consequences of breaches?
    - What do you think?
  • Our Data Protection Policy
    - What information is covered?
    - Information life cycle
  • Information classification
  • Email security
    - Best practice for using emails
    - Scenario: Alan's email
  • Data security on the move
    - Best practice for securing personal data when travelling
    - Scenario: On vacation
    - Scenario: Corinna's trip
  • Using portable media
    - Portable media: What should you do?
    - Scenario: Using portable media
  • Network access
    - Access control: What should you do?
    - Scenario: Jonathan's new job
    - Password policy
    - Password policy guidelines
    - Scenario: Mark's event
    - Best practice for accessing the internet
    - Scenario: The suspected hack
  • Physical access
    - Physical security measures
    - What should you do?
    - Scenario: Physical security
  • Preventing personal data breaches
    - Reporting breaches
    - You make the call: Report or not?
  • Data security and the law
  • Summary
  • Affirmation
  • Assessment

Free Trial: GDPR Course Library

Our GDPR Compliance Course Library contains general and specialised e-learning courses providing a complete GDPR compliance training solution.

It will help you to ensure that all employees are aware of the GDPR rules relevant to their role and how to apply them through practical examples.

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Duration Approximately 30 minutes
Audience Suitable for all staff - includes examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels and best practice do's and don'ts for managers
Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
Assessment Ten-question assessment
Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment
iExpress Supplementary four-minute iExpress interactive video provided to create awareness and interest about the topic
Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
Localisation Based on EU legislation


We offer several off-the-shelf subscription options for you to train your staff using this course and others in this library. Alternatively, you may purchase a perpetual licence to this course and tailor it completely to fit in with your business or go for something totally bespoke that we build for you ground up. Visit our pricing page for more details on all these options.

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