The course is made up of 2 units, each will require approximately 3 hours of study.

The content of unit is guided by professionally recognised theory and evidence:

Unit 1 – The strategic context of the GDPR.

Image: GDPR Data protection professional development online courseIn this unit, you will reflect on the changes required at an organisational level to implement GDPR, as well as consider the current risk and liability arising from the introduction of this regulation. This unit will also look at how this new regulation broadens information security.

Unit 2 – The operational challenge of GDPR.

Image: GDPR Data protection professional development online courseIn this unit, you will explore how the GDPR impacts operations’ activities as well as discuss what organisations need to be mindful of in the future. This unit uses the example of HR functions.

Unit 3 – Keeping track of GDPR and effective Information Security Practice.

Image: GDPR Data protection professional development online courseIn this unit, you will assess the challenges within an organisation when dealing with data it obtains from clients in order to provide a service. It will pay close attention to key contractual and consent-based processing issues. This unit uses the example of customer data management to highlight data management and data security issues while providing excellence in customer service.

Unit 4 – Supporting organisational change: how can GDPR work alongside organisational and business development?

Image: GDPR Data protection professional development online courseThis unit focuses on how to deal with data obtained for the purpose of providing an enhanced service. It also looks at risk and liability assessment tools available to help you highlight areas within your company which may require your attention, as well as tools that can be constructed to assist organisational change. This unit uses the example of the Marketing function to identify the challenges of implementing GDPR, while using data to grow business.