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GDPR Course Library

Safeguarding Personal Data in the Workplace

All employees have a responsibility for protecting the privacy of customers and in turn the reputation of their company. Many of the risks posed to personal data come from everyday situations. 

Our Safeguarding Personal Data in the Workplace Course uses a fictional privacy officer and practical scenarios based on common situations to help your employees to understand the key principles and simple precautions that help keep data secure.

Audience: All staff  |  Duration: 20 minutes  |  Format: E-learning module

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Become familiar with your company's privacy policy
  • Gain awareness of what type of client information must be protected
  • Understand how to safeguard clients' personal information
  • Be able to recognise a potential privacy breach


Course contents

  • Introduction
  • Terrible Tuesday
  • Privacy policy
  • An increasing problem
  • A risky email
  • Examples of non-public personal information
  • A careless phone call
  • Consequences for clients
  • A Problematic desktop
  • Remote-systems access
  • Additional risks
  • 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 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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