The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), agreed and adopted in April 2016 by the European Parliament and Council, will replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive (official directive 95/46/EC) and will come into force from 25 May 2018.

GDPR conditions apply to all organisations, including small and medium companies as well as large enterprises. Companies must be ready to comply with this new regulation before the deadline; failing to comply will lead to penalties and fines of up to 4% of the annual worldwide turnover of the proceeding financial year.

This professional development course provides a practical introduction to the strategic and planning challenges of GDPR in an organisation with a focus on managing risk.

The aim of this course is to enable you to identify and manage risk and liability of the new GDPR and to understand how cyber and information security differs from the previous directive and the role your company plays in the enforcement of this paramount regulation.

Who is the GDPR professional development course for?

This professional development short course is ideally suited to senior staff and non-technical managers who are responsible for considering the organisational, governance and operational challenges of implementing the General Data Protection Regulations, as well as those charged with infrastructure and governance roles. Although this course is open to anyone wishing to better understand the subject. It will be of interest to leaders of HR, Marketing and Customer Service areas, particularly in the private sector and in SMEs. It will also be of interest to those who deal with corporate risk responsibilities and systems service providers and designers.

Gain a Certificate and digital badges to recognise your CPD achievement

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with a E-Certificate of Completion from the University of Derby to recognise your achievement and your commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), allowing you to provide evidence to a professional body or to your employer or simply for inclusion in your personal development portfolio.

You will also gain a digital badge for each unit that you complete, recognising your efforts for each stage of the course.

While the course does not give rise to academic credits, further case study investigation can be linked to a Masters Level Module, carrying academic credit.

During The GDPR: Managing New Data Protection Corporate Liability professional development course, you can expect to:

  • Develop an understanding of the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations and how it broadens the concept of data in the context of cybersecurity
  • Gain valuable knowledge of how to identify authoritative sources of guidance as well as relevant material to specific organisations and/or sectors.
  • Learn about and understand the new rights and concepts in data protection
  • Better understand how the GDPR changes may interrelate with current or predicted information security threats

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A flexible course that fits in with working and family life

This compliance training course is open for continuous enrolment, which means it can be studied at any time and delivered 100% online, allowing you to manage your studies around work and family commitments. This is a self-guided course which involves reflective activities to assess subject understanding. Our online short courses are designed to be intellectually stimulating, thought provoking and rewarding.

Ideal for Workforce Development

Our range of online professional development short courses are ideal for your staff development and training programme. With discounts available for employers wishing to purchase 5 or more short courses, we can help minimise your training costs whilst improving your training capabilities.

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