Data Protection Online Training

This Data Protection Online Training course covers:

  • What data protection is.
  • Data protection principles and the bases for legal processing.
  • Organisations’ obligations and individuals’ rights.
  • Your responsibilities under data protection legislation.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

Data protection legislation protects individuals’ personal data and controls how organisations use it. The EssentialSkillz Data Protection Online course explains the importance of protecting people’s data, and looks at the principles, rights and responsibilities outlined in the law.

The course also outlines the effect of Brexit on the legislative landscape. On leaving the EU, the UK incorporated the provisions of the EU GDPR into domestic data protection legislation. The EU has also granted the UK an adequacy decision, which allows personal data to flow freely from the EEA to the UK. The key principles, rights and obligations under UK GDPR remain the same as those under EU GDPR.

The course takes learners through key aspects of the legislation. It provides interactive, scenario-based examples of what these requirements mean in practice, how individuals can exercise their rights, and how to reduce the risk of data breaches.

This Data Protection Online Training course takes on average 60 minutes to complete.

Course Content

Our Online Training outlines the framework for data protection in the UK, including why protecting personal data is so important, how data breaches can occur, obligations under the law, and the consequences for individuals and organisations of getting it wrong.

The first lesson explains what personal data is, why we need laws to protect it, and the consequences of failing to comply with requirements. It also outlines the various roles of organisations and individuals under the law, and explains what special category data is and why it needs extra protection.

Lesson 1 includes an explanation of the effects of the UK’s exit from the EU on data protection compliance, and outlines what UK GDPR and the EU’s subsequent adequacy decision mean for organisations.

Lessons 2 and 3 focus on the seven data protection principles, the six lawful bases for processing personal data, and the rights individuals have over their data. Using a scenario-based approach, the learner is taken through what these mean in practice and  what organisations and individuals must do to comply.

The final lesson looks at keeping data secure, and how everyone who processes personal data as part of their job must work with their employer to minimise the risk of a data breach. It covers data security, sharing data and reporting breaches. There are also interactive scenarios showing common ways people accidentally cause data breaches.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Data Protection eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.

Course Accessiblity

Our Data Protection course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.

GDPR Certification

On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes their name, score and date of completion. The Data Protection certificate can be downloaded and printed at any time to serve as a record of compliance.

Course Accreditation

Our Data Protection Online Training course is CPD and IIRSM certified. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • Organisations that process people’s personal data must comply with data protection legislation, including UK GDPR and The Data Protection Act
  • Non-compliant organisations can receive fines of up to £17.5 million (€20 million) or 4% of the organisation’s total annual worldwide turnover – whichever is greater.

Add your own questions

Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

The course is suitable for all employees that process personal data as part of their role.

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