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    General Data Protection Regulation for Managers

    Course Overview

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a critical regulation for our company. It sets out the conditions under which we can process personal data and requires us to provide certain rights to data subjects.

    In this course you'll learn what is personal data is, how to protect it, and what you need to do to help your company to comply with GDPR. You will also learn about the best practice in GDPR compliance for your team, and the principles of accountability, governance and data protection by Design.

    Learning Objectives

    • Know what types of data are protected under the GDPR
    • Explain all the rights granted to individuals under the GDPR
    • Take steps to deal with subject access requests
    • Recognise the six principles of data protection
    • Explain our lawful bases (consent, legitimate interest etc) for processing personal data
    • Take appropriate action to safeguard personal data
    • Spot and report any personal data breaches
    • Take an active role in ensuring GDPR accountability and governance



    Free Trial: GDPR

    Our GDPR Compliance library gives you the full set of courses that you need to ensure that all your staff, across different functions, are aware of the rules relevant to their activities and have undertaken practical training on how apply the rules. Take a free trial to experience these courses yourself.

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    Course contents

    • What is the GDPR?
    • Who's responsible?
    • Special category data
    • Rights of the data subject
    • You make the call: Valid SAR or not?
    • You make the call: Data protection in practice
    • Do you know: How to get consent?
    • You make the call: International transfers
    • Personal data breaches
    • GDPR penalties
    • Summary: Your responsibilities
    • Does anyone care about data protection?
    • What is personal data?
    • You make the call: Is it personal or special category data?
    • Dealing with Subject Access Requests (SARs)
    • Principles of data protection
    • Lawful basis - Consent
    • International transfers
    • Do you know: What does it take to transfer data?
    • Data breach notification
    • You make the call: What's the penalty
    • Affirmation


    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 UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary


    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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