Data Protection Online Training

This Data Protection Online Training course covers:

  • Data protection principles and the purpose and goals of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Responsibilities under data protection legislation for processing personal data.
  • Rights individuals have under data protection legislation.

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Course Introduction

Data protection legislation is in place to protect individuals’ personal data and to control how organisations use it. The EssentialSkillz Data Protection online course outlines the principles of data protection and provides the background to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which introduced new terminology and new roles, as well as tougher fines and penalties for non-compliance.

Since leaving the EU, the UK has incorporated the provisions of the EU GDPR into domestic data protection legislation. This is known as UK GDPR and means the UK data protection regime remains aligned with that of the EU.

This Data Protection Online Training course takes on average 75 minutes to complete.

Course Content

Our online training explains the principles of processing (eg specific and legitimate purposes, kept secure, and accurate) and the legal bases for processing (eg consent, legitimate interest or public interest). An understanding of these concepts is necessary for anyone who processes data as part of their work.

The course discusses the robust legal protection and rights individuals have under GDPR (eg right to be informed, right to object) and how data protection principles and requirements apply to employees and their daily tasks.

A scenario-based learning approach is used throughout the course to show how aspects of data protection relate to everyday tasks employees might encounter. A variety of quizzes and interactions, such as multiple-choice questions, are used to reinforce learning and engage the learner.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 the rules around data protection legislation.
  • Non-compliant organisations can receive fines of up to €20 million or 4% of the organisation’s group annual turnover – whichever is greater. 

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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.

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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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