GDPR & Data Protection Online Training

  • Introduces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and explains the differences with previous legislation.
  • Targeted at those who process personal data as part of their work duties and explains their responsibilities.
  • Explains all the of the important terminology used in GDPR and shows their relevance to employees and organisations.


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The EssentialSkillz GDPR & Data Protection online training outlines the key differences between GDPR and previous data protection legislation. GDPR is the biggest change to data protection legislation in twenty. GDPR introduces new terminology, new roles within the data protection framework and much tougher fines and penalties for non-compliant organisations.

The GDPR online training explains the principles of processing (eg, Specific and legitimate purposes, kept secure, and accurate) and the legal basis 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. One of the aims of GDPR is to give individuals more control over how their data is used. The online GDPR training goes into detail about the specific rights of individuals under GDPR (eg, right to be informed, right to object). An emphasis is maintained throughout the GDPR eLearning on how GDPR applies to employees and their daily tasks. The final lesson brings this emphasis in focus.

Throughout, a scenario-based learning approach is used to show how aspects of GDPR relate to everyday tasks employees 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 GDPR & Data Protection online training can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation that may be in place, all at no extra cost.

Course Objectives

  • To introduce the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • To show the differences between GDPR and previous legislation.
  • To highlight your responsibilities under GDPR so that you remain compliant when carrying out your work duties.

Course Details


On successful completion of the test, users can download and print a certificate.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Test: Users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 default questions. The default pass mark is 70%

The course administrator within your organisation can:

  • Change the pass mark
  • Implement the random test question feature which selects 10 questions from a bank of 20.
  • Can specify that more than 10 questions must be answered (up to the full bank of 20 questions)

Target Audience:  The course is suitable for all employees that processes personal data as part of their role.


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