Introduction to Personal Data Protection

Introduce your employees to personal data protection and its importance for your business

Key Learning Points:

  • What the various categories of personal data are
  • An individual's rights are under data protection regulation
  • What the importance of protecting hard-copy and electronic data is
  • Seven data protection principles and what do they mean
  • What can be learnt from real-life examples of data breaches
Introduction to Personal Data Protection
Introduction to Personal Data Protection
Introduction to Personal Data Protection
Introduction to Personal Data Protection
Introduction to Personal Data Protection
Introduction to Personal Data Protection
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Course Overview

This introductory eLearning course on data protection introduces the learner to data protection legislation and the importance of protecting the personal data held and processed by your organisation.

It reflects on the types of data organisations hold about individuals, the responsibilities organisations have towards the individuals whose personal data they hold. The course explores the best practices to follow which will help your organisation gain customer trust and stay on the right side of compliance.

This course was previously called 'Introduction to GDPR' course.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 25 minutes
  • Available in 11 Languages

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  • Absorbing learning experience through gamification
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored using Adapt Authoring Tool
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements
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Course Contents

This online training course on GDPR is broken down into two main topics

Rights and Obligations
Rights and Obligations
Data protection regulations have certain obligations for organisations including the responsibility of both employees and their organisations to protect the personal data of others. This topic covers the best practices that organisations should adopt to prevent data protection breaches including accountability, individual rights, breach notifications and the consequences of data breaches.
Data Protection Principles
Data Protection Principles
There are seven data protection principles are defined by data protection regulations such as the GDPR. Organisations are responsible for and must be able to demonstrate compliance with, data protection laws. This topic looks at the key principles relating to the protection of personal data that learners need to be aware of and its effect on individuals through daily work practice.

The Assessment

Learners are tested on their knowledge throughout the course with short quizzes and feedback on the answers. In the last section of the course, learners must take a short assessment test where they will need to answer 80% of the questions correctly to pass the course successfully and prove that they understand how to protect personal data under data protection regulations.

Learners can also take the assessment again to improve their score.

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The Importance of Data Protection Training

Protecting the personal data that organisations hold about their customers, prospects, suppliers and employees is important. Unauthorised loss and access of this personal data can result in a serious breach of individuals' rights. Organisations could face heavy financial penalties under data protection regulations. It is therefore vital for organisations to raise awareness amongst their workforce on the importance of protecting the personal data they hold, understand the key principles under data protection regulations, learn about enhanced data subject rights and grasp the new obligations for organisations.

The Importance of Data Protection Training


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

What is the GDPR Regulation 2018?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the toughest privacy and data protection laws in the world. It was passed as a law by the European Union (EU) on May 25 2018 and it aims to impose obligations onto organizations which process or collect data related to EU residents. Failure to comply with the GDPR could lead to a fine of up to €20 million or 4% annual global turnover – whichever is higher.
What is the Data Protection Act 2018?
The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Data Protection Act 2018 controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. Everyone responsible for processing and using personal data has to do so in accordance with the key data protection principles.
What are some of data protection regulations globally?
Data protection regulations, such as the GDPR, were developed with the aim to implement a uniform and consistent legal framework to protection individual’s personal data and rights. Across the world, many data protection laws have come into effect based on the EU’s GDPR. This includes UK’s Data Protection Act 2018, Brazil’s LGPD and Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). Other regulations include California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

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