What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest development in data protection legislation in decades. In essence, it is designed to bring controls on how organisations process personal data into line with 21st century developments, like social media, e-commerce, mobile data and the cloud.
Fines of up to €20m or 4% of your global turnover could be imposed. If you have not prepared for the GDPR you will be exposing your organisation to those massive fines and the public relations nightmare that is sure to follow. Your reputation could be ruined. But the good news is even though the GDPR deadline date has passed, it's not too late to become compliant.
You can make your systems and contracts GDPR compliant and you can bring your workforce up to date with all staff training. GDPR compliance training reduces the likelihood of data breaches at work and significantly strengthens your defence when dealing with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Why is GDPR compliance training important?
Today’s technology is becoming increasingly more advanced which makes computer systems harder to penetrate. Hackers now rely heavily on human error.
Training is essential as an employee must comply with the new law and understand the risks to the organisation’s reputation, the fines the organisation may face and their own personal risk of disciplinary action or even dismissal if they are involved in a data breach.
Raising your employee’s awareness through GDPR eLearning training will help ensure compliance with the principles of GDPR, and reduce the likelihood of data breaches caused by human error.
Who needs Data Protection training?
In a recent report, Managing Insider Risk through Training & Culture, data protection and privacy training professionals stated that their employees are their weakest link when it comes to information security. The Information Commissioner advises it is good practice to provide all staff data protection training on or shortly after starting employment with regular refresher updates throughout their employment.
What does this course cover?
This course is part of our unique, two-year GDPR compliance training plan and was designed specifically for Northern Ireland-based organisations by a team of data protection experts and lawyers. It covers:
- The principals of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Subject Access Requests
- Reporting Data Breaches
- Data Privacy & Security
This training plan includes two courses; a fundamentals course followed by a review and upskill course (12 months later). These online courses are regularly updated and have been developed using real-life scenarios. Each course includes an assessment at the end (with a minimum pass score of 80%), ensuring all staff are kept fully updated with the latest data protection legislation.
Our base price is £30 + VAT per user, however, economies of scale apply.
Here’s what your peers say about our compliance training.
“We have signed on for the full two-year package, including the refresher training. We found the process really easy, the training was specific to NI and interactive for our staff. A really valuable piece of training and the whole process was handled brilliantly”
Judith McConville, Human Resources Officer, Co-Ownership Housing
“Ensuring our staff understand how we keep our clients’ data safe and secure is key to how we conduct our daily business. E-learning has made this simple. It provides a grounding in the principles of the Data Protection Act and gives practical guidance on its application in the workplace. Feedback from staff confirms that the training is user friendly and helps the learner engage positively with the subject area. It has been a really valuable addition to our staff training schedule, encouraging tangible changes to our daily working practice.”
Michael Walker, Orchardville Society