Accountability (GDPR)

Mitigate the risks of data breaches and ensure accountability with GDPR compliance

Key Learning Points:

  • How to demonstrate accountability
  • How to uphold the principles of the GDPR
  • How to comply with your legal obligations
  • What is meant by privacy by design and default
  • Protecting personal data and minimising intrusions on privacy

Course Overview

This online training course explores the obligations for accountability under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it means for organisations affected by it. The course is designed to educate members of staff on their responsibilities when developing new products and services and ensuring compliance with GDPR.

The course also covers what a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is and when one should be performed, what to do in the event of a data breach and the consequences of non-compliance with the GDPR and potential penalties.

Also described are the various measures organisations can take to protect against data breaches and non-compliance under GDPR.

Course Details

  • Certificate on completion
  • Regular course updates
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




Fire & Rescue

The Assessment

Learners are tested on their knowledge throughout the course. Learners must make all the right decisions to help Victor comply with GDPR obligations and aim to collect all four accountability stars. On successful completion of the course, learners will be able to download a certificate of achievement. Learners can also take the assessment again to improve their score.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them online.


2. Complete Bundle

Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute.

1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10
£34.50 / per learner
11 - 20
£29 / per learner
21 - 50
£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
101 - 150
£11.50 / per learner
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!
Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100
£34.50 / per learner
101 - 200
£29 / per learner
201 - 300
£24.50 / per learner
301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
501 - 750
£14.50 / per learner
751 - 1000
£11.50 / per learner
1001 - 2500
£9.50 / per learner
2501 - 5000
£7 / per learner
5000 - 10,000
£6 / per learner
10,000 +

Included Features

  • All courses in our catalogue
  • Our Learning Experience Platform ‘Astute’
  • New courses added regularly
  • Branded, downloadable posters
  • Customise Course Content for Your Team
  • Regular course updates
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Unlimited help desk support
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

GDPR Accountability

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect from 25th May 2018, places new obligations on organisations, including ‘accountability’. In order to comply you must be able to demonstrate that you are processing personal data in compliance with the principles of the GDPR. To demonstrate accountability, organisations must have appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to comply with the principle of privacy by design and default. It is vital to raise awareness and take various measures such as data processing audits, policies and procedures and staff training to protect your organisation from the risks of breaches and non-compliance.


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

There are seven main principles at the centre of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which form the guiding principles of the GDPR and form the basis for compliant processing of personal data. The seven principles are lawfulness, fairness and transparency, purpose limitation, data minimisations, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity and confidentiality, and accountability.

According to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the accountability principle requires businesses to take responsibility for how they use personal data and how they are complying with the other principles. Under the accountability principle, organisations must have appropriate measures and records in place to be able to demonstrate their compliance.

According to the GDPR, any controller involved in processing of personal data can be held liable for the damage caused by non-compliance. This means that the data controller is liable when damages occur because of unlawful processing of personal data. The liability only ceases to be relevant if the controller can prove that they weren’t responsible for a data breach. Previously, data controllers were the only held partly responsible for enforcing data protection regulations and liability was only observed if they failed to enforce regulations.

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