IT Governance launches GDPR Staff Awareness E-learning course


IT Governance, the leading provider of data protection solutions and expertise, is delighted to announce the launch of its new GDPR Staff Awareness E-learning course, which is designed to help organisations introduce employees to the GDPR and educate them on their compliance obligations.
Due to be enforced in May 2018, the GDPR imposes significant fines on organisations that collect and process data on European residents. It is essential that businesses ensure their staff have a comprehensive understanding of the compliance requirements under the GDPR.
Alan Calder, the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “The GDPR requires organisations to implement appropriate technical, administrative and operational controls in order to avoid a data breach. As a result, organisations will need to implement a GDPR compliance framework that takes into consideration staff awareness and education.”
The GDPR Staff Awareness E-learning course provides a comprehensive foundation on the principles, responsibilities and processes relevant to both technical and non-technical staff under the GDPR. The course helps reduce the organisation’s risk of non-compliance by educating employees whose roles involve processing and storing personal data.
Moreover, the course provides systematic, consistent and repeatable training across multiple platforms in order to ensure effective and efficient training. The course covers the scope of the GDPR, the six principles for collecting and processing personal data, the principle of accountability, collecting and processing data, requesting personal data, minors and consent, and data breach reporting.
The 45-minute web-delivered course can be deployed for existing staff and as part of an induction process for new employees. To assess their understanding of the GDPR course, employees will complete a final assessment at the end of the course, which comprises 20 random questions. Employees who pass the course are issued a printable certificate.
With mounting evidence that employees are the biggest security threat facing organisations, IT Governance encourages organisations to start preparing for GDPR compliance and implement a GDPR staff awareness programme to ensure staff are aware of the GDPR obligations.
For more information about IT Governance’s GDPR Staff Awareness E-learning course, please visit the website, email or call +44 (0)845 070 1750.
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