GDPR Course

1-Hour GDPR Introduction: The Basic Facts for Employees

Course Contents

This course consists of 20 videos, totalling 60 minutes. Each lesson has a quiz to evaluate your understanding, along with downloadable slides. Additionally, two downloadable posters are provided to assist in retaining the information learned.

This one-hour course covers the basics of GDPR, aimed at anyone who regularly interacts with data in their work.

The course covers the context and objectives of GDPR, the definition and examples of personal data, its geographical scope, principles of data protection, the rights of data subjects, and the roles of data controllers and processors.

It also provides practical tips for handling data breaches and security measures, including the role of a GDPR manager.

This course offers a quick, practical introduction to GDPR, aimed to enhance data protection knowledge and practices in the modern workplace

In this lesson, we explore the reasons behind the existence of the GDPR, tracing back to its initiation and the data protection challenges it aims to address.

You’ll learn about the limitations of previous regulations and how advancements in technology and large-scale data breaches prompted the need for a new, comprehensive data protection law.

We’ll also examine the key objectives of the GDPR, from harmonizing data protection laws across the EU, to enhancing individual rights, ensuring transparency in data processing, holding companies accountable, and future-proofing the regulation.

In this lesson, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of what constitutes personal data under the GDPR, the distinction between personal and sensitive personal data, and examples of each.

You’ll also learn why certain information like IP addresses is considered personal data, and the special considerations needed when processing sensitive personal data.

In this lesson, we delve into the geographical coverage of the GDPR.

You will understand that the GDPR applies to all organizations established within the EU or the European Economic Area.

This extends to having offices, branches, or subsidiaries processing personal data in these regions.

Also, the GDPR affects organizations outside the EU if they are targeting or monitoring residents of the EU.

This includes offering goods or services to EU residents and monitoring their online behavior. This expansive coverage of the GDPR makes understanding the GDPR critical for businesses globally.

In this lesson, we examine the obligations of all organizations under the GDPR. These apply to anyone who processes personal data, irrespective of the size of the organization, its nature, or the methods used.

We explain the wide range of activities that constitute ‘processing’. This includes everything from storing and structuring data to various other operations. We show how these activities form a part of the daily operations across all departments.

Using common tools like email, Excel, and Word as examples, we illustrate that even basic actions, such as sending an email or saving a document, are considered data processing.

We aim to increase understanding of how data processing forms an essential part of our everyday tasks and emphasize the importance of handling data carefully.

Finally, we highlight that these requirements apply to all – government bodies, NGOs, nonprofits, and businesses of all kinds. This implies that compliance with the GDPR is a shared responsibility for all.

In this lesson, we delve into the foundational Data Protection Principles of the GDPR.

Gaining a thorough understanding of these principles serves as a compass for your GDPR compliance journey.

The lesson emphasizes not just the principles themselves, but also their practical implications and how they guide everyday decision-making related to data protection.

This lesson focuses on the individual rights granted by the GDPR to maintain control over personal data.

By comprehending these rights and the associated compliance measures, you will be better equipped to manage data processing and interactions with clients, customers, and partners.

The lesson also offers practical examples to understand how to handle real-life scenarios, enhancing your ability to maintain GDPR compliance in your work.

This lesson provides a comprehensive understanding of two fundamental concepts of the GDPR: the roles of Data Controllers and Data Processors.

It explains the responsibilities and accountability of both entities, the circumstances under which a company can be either or both, and how their relationships should be managed.

This is relevant for anyone dealing with business partners and vendors of the company.

In this lesson, we’ll talk about data breaches – what they are, how they happen, and what to do if they occur. We’ll show you examples of how data can be mishandled, like when files are deleted or data is shared without permission. Understanding data breaches is important because they can lead to big problems like identity theft and financial loss.

Next, we’ll look at real-life examples of how data breaches usually happen. You’ll see how simple mistakes, like using weak passwords or ignoring software updates, can give hackers access to our company’s private information. We’ll also talk about how cyber-attacks, such as phishing emails or malware, can lead to data breaches.

Finally, you’ll learn what steps to take if a data breach happens. We’ll teach you how to correctly document and report these incidents, while keeping the details of those involved private. You’ll understand the importance of acting quickly, and learn about the deadlines set by the GDPR. This isn’t just theory – it’s about preparing you to handle real-world situations confidently.

In this lesson, we’ll cover the security measures that the GDPR requires to prevent data breaches. You’ll learn about potential safeguards your company might already use or could consider, including access control, data protection policies, data minimization, and regular audits.

Next, we’ll give you ten practical security tips to make your daily work safer. You’ll learn the basics of creating unique passwords, spotting phishing scams, updating software correctly, managing your data securely, and more.

We’ll also show you how to use email safely with five handy tips. You’ll learn how to send, receive, and manage your emails in a way that reduces the risk of data breaches.

Finally, we’ll provide you with five tips for safer video calls. We’ll talk about choosing secure platforms, controlling meeting access, managing screen-sharing, and avoiding accidental information leaks, all aimed at preventing potential data breaches.

In this lesson, you will learn about the duties of the person responsible for GDPR in your company.

From managing data processing activities and ensuring GDPR compliance to conducting risk assessments and employee training, the GDPR manager has a multi-faceted role in an organization.

You will lean how your actions directly impact the organization’s GDPR compliance and how you can assist in maintaining it.

In this final lesson, we take a moment to review and recap everything you’ve learned about GDPR throughout the course.

What you will learn:

  • You will gain an understanding of why the GDPR exists
  • You will identify the use of personal data in your daily work processes
  • You will understand the role and importance of a normal employee in the company’s GDPR compliance
  • You will identify which organisations must comply with the GDPR
  • You will gain a general understanding of the GDPR through learning about the important Data Protection Principles
  • You will learn about the Data Subjects Rights, and how to comply with these in your work.
  • You will identify the role of your company as a Data Controller and/or Data Processor, and similar the roles of your business partners and vendors.
  • You will identify data breaches, and how to respond to these in your organisation.
  • You will gain an understanding and practical tips of how you can avoid data breaches by implementing security measures
  • You will understand the role of the GDPR manager, and how you can assist this role to ensure the GDPR compliance of your company

Why should you enroll in this course?

Take the next step in your professional journey with our tightly packed 1-hour GDPR course, specifically designed for anyone who encounters GDPR in their work.

This is a high-impact course, explicitly created for digital professionals, and is built on insights gathered from several years of GDPR enforcement and real-world applications.

It equips you with the skills and confidence needed to navigate GDPR-related scenarios in your daily work:

  • 20 Videos: Engage with an array of modules, each shedding light on a distinct facet of GDPR.

  • Bite-Sized Videos: Enjoy fast-paced learning with concise, digestible videos, totaling 1 hour.

  • 18 Quizzes: Reinforce your understanding and evaluate your progress with interactive quizzes after each module.

  • Downloadable Slides: Supplement your learning with downloadable slides that accompany every lesson.

  • English Subtitles: Every video comes with English subtitles.

  • Practical Tips: Gain not just theoretical insights, but also practical knowledge that can be applied instantly to your role.

  • Useful Guides: Download two user-friendly guides for everyday use on “Data Subject Rights” and “Data Protection Principles”, which will prove valuable in your daily data-handling tasks.

This course is specifically designed for those who work with computers, enabling you to translate this knowledge into effective work practices.

Whether you work in IT, marketing, human resources, sales, or customer service, this course will enhance your understanding of GDPR, making you an invaluable asset to your organization.

Empower yourself with essential GDPR knowledge through this course.

To purchase the course, you will need to visit the Udemy website as they are the course provider.