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Free GDPR training for Antrim and Newtownabbey businesses

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council GDPR Online Compliance Training initiative

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is delighted to be partnering with leading compliance firm, Legal-Island, to upskill local business owners in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) using state of the art online training.

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.

After 25th May 2018 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.

Click here to receive access to this funded online GDPR compliance training initiative 

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 owners and employees must comply with the new law and understand the risks to the organisation’s reputation and the fines the organisation may face.

Raising awareness through GDPR eLearning training will help ensure compliance with the 6 Principles of GDPR, and reduce the likelihood of data breaches caused by human error. 

What does this course cover?

This course is designed to ensure businesses can comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on the 25th May 2018.

This course covers the 12 steps that the ICO recommends your organisation should take to prepare including:

  • Data Breaches
  • Communicating Privacy Information
  • Individual Rights
  • Information you hold

 GDPR 12 Steps Module


Our standard price is £30 + VAT per user, however, this initiative is funded by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council for businesses with a registered business address in the council area.

How to access the course?

To get access to this GDPR Online Compliance Training, email: business@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk