From 25th May 2018 non-compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation may result in fines of up to 4% of global annual turnover. The changes required by some companies are extensive and the deadline is fast approaching. This QA GDPR Introduction E-Learning product will help companies to prepare for this change.

For first time users, the course starts with an introduction video. The video sets the scene for the course, draws out some salient points and helps to communicate why GDPR is so important for all companies, regardless of sector or size. The video will still be accessible afterwards from the main menu, should learners want to view it again.

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Features and Elements

The GDPR Introduction course contains the following features and elements:

  • A responsive E-Learning product that utilises a blend and variety of interactive screen types
  • Content is broken down into easily-digestible nuggets
  • Contemporary, visually stimulating design that uses a range of realistic images to signpost content
  • Scenario-based stories that contextualise the content
  • Videos, animations and other stimuli woven throughout the product, where appropriate, to engage the learner, support the content and draw out the relevance and meaning of the content
  • A user-led experience - allows learners to access content at their own pace. The subject matter refers to complex data protection issues and may need to be re-read multiple times by some learners
  • Versatile navigation – learners can work through the course and modules from start to finish and also dip in and out of specific topics within the modules
  • Can use the resource as a reference as well as a learning tool
  • End of course assessment that is tracked and provides a score
  • In-line quick checks that aid the learning process as they work through the content
  • A glossary of key terminology
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Module 1

Module 1 looks at the old legislation. This is primarily to help you understand what it covered, and provide you with the context to understand how it has changed with GDPR. It discusses:

  • The Framework
  • Key Legislation
  • Roles & Terminology
  • Employer Requirements
  • EU/US Data Transfer
  • Summary Screen

Module 2

Module 2 provides an overview of GDPR and its fundamental principles. It covers the following content areas:

  • The reasons for change
  • Introduces GDPR
  • The main principles of the GDPR in detail
  • Brexit and the GDPR
  • Summary Screen

Module 3

In Module 3 we focus on the impact of GDPR on organisations, looking at:

  • Consent
  • Collecting Personal Data
  • Data Access Rights
  • Transfer of Personal Data
  • Data Controllers and Processors
  • Risk and Security
  • Compliance in Marketing
  • Summary Screen

Module 4

In Module 4 we focus on how to achieve short and long term GDPR compliance:

  • Long-Term Compliance
  • Governance
  • Communication
  • Information Management
  • Review Access Rights
  • Monitoring and Security
  • Incident Management
  • Staff Education and Training
  • Privacy by Design
  • Next Steps for Compliance
  • The Positive Outcomes of GDPR
  • Key Changes in GDPR
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