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Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation Course Outline

This GDPR Foundation Course covers the following topics:

Module 1: Introduction to the GDPR​

  • GDPR in a Nutshell​
  • Generate Customer Confidence​
  • Focus of GDPR​
  • What is Personal Information? ​
  • Who has PII? ​
  • Lawful Processing of Personal Data

Module 2: Binding Corporate Rules ​

  • Introduction
  • Scope​
  • UK ICO’s View of the Scope​
  • Processing GDPR Definition​
  • Who Processes PII? ​
  • What is Special Data? ​
  • Legal Framework​
  • Timeline​ and Derogations​
  • Some Key Areas for Derogation​
  • Data Breaches/Personal Data Breach​
  • Consequences of Failure​
  • Governance Framework​

Module 3: GDPR Terminology and Techniques ​

  • Key Roles​
  • Data Set​
  • Subject Access Request (SAR)​
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) ​
  • What Triggers a Data Protection Impact Assessment? ​
  • DPIA is Not Required
  • Processes to be Considered for a DPIA​
  • Responsibilities​
  • DPIA Decision Path​
  • DPIA Content​
  • How Do I Conduct a DPIA? ​
  • Signing Off the DPIA​
  • Mitigating Risks Identified by the DPIA​
  • Privacy by Design and Default​
  • External Transfers​
  • Profiling​
  • Pseudonymisation​
  • Principles, User Rights, and Obligations​
  • One Stop Shop​

Module 4: Structure of the Regulation​

  • Parts of the GDPR​
  • Format of the Articles​
  • Articles​

Module 5: Principles and Rights​

  • Introduction
  • Legality Principle​
  • How the Permissions Work Together​?
  • Lawfulness of Processing Conditions​
  • Lawfulness for Special Categories of Data
  • Criminal Offence Data​
  • Consent
  • Transparency Principle​
  • Fairness Principle​
  • Rights of Data Subjects​
  • Purpose Limitation Principle​
  • Minimisation Principle​
  • Accuracy Principle​
  • Storage Limitation Principle​
  • Integrity and Confidentiality Principle​
  • Accountability Principle​

Module 6: Demonstrating Compliance​

  • Demonstrating Compliance with the GDPR ​
  • Impact of Compliance Failure​
  • Administrative Fines​
  • What Influences the Size of an Administrative Fine?
  • Joint Controllers​
  • Processor Liability Under GDPR​
  • Demonstrating Compliance
  • Protecting PII is Only Half the Job
  • What must be Recorded? ​
  • Additional Ways of Demonstrating Compliance​
  • Demonstrating a Robust Process​
  • PIMS (Personal Information Management System) ​
  • Cyber Essentials​
  • ISO 27017 Code of Practice for Information Security Controls​
  • Risk Management​

Module 7: Incident Response and Data Breaches​

  • What is a Personal Data Breach? ​
  • Notification Obligations​
  • What Breaches Do I Need to Notify the Relevant Supervisory Authority About? ​
  • What Information Must Be Provided to the SA? ​
  • How do I Report a Breach to the SA? ​
  • Notifying Data Subjects​
  • What Should I do to Prepare for Breach Reporting? ​
  • Updating Policies and Procedures​
  • Breach Reporting and Responses ​
  • Ways to Minimise the Breach Impact​

Module 8: Understanding the Principle Roles

  • What the GDPR Makes Businesses Responsible For?
  • Difference Between a Data Controller and a Data Processor
  • How the Roles Split?
  • Controllers and Processors
  • Main Obligations of Data Controllers
  • Demonstrate Compliance
  • Joint Controllers and EU Representative
  • Controller-Processor Contract
  • Maintain Records and Keeping Records for Small Businesses
  • Cooperation with Supervisory Authorities
  • Keeping PII Secure
  • Data Breach Transparency
  • Role of the Data Processor
  • Controller-Processor Contract
  • Main Obligations of the Processor
  • Perform Only the Data Processing Defined by the Data Controller
  • Update the Data Controller
  • Sub-Process or Appointment
  • Keep PII Confidential
  • Maintaining Records
  • Cooperate with Supervisory Authorities
  • Security
  • Appoint a DPO – If Necessary
  • Transferring Data Outside the EU

Module 9: Role of the DPO

  • Role of a Data Protection Officer
  • Involvement of the DPO
  • Main Responsibilities of the DPO
  • Working Environment for the DPO
  • Must We Have A DPO?
  • Public Body
  • What does Large Scale mean?
  • Systematic Monitoring
  • Who Can Perform the Role of DPO?
  • Skills Required
  • Monitoring Compliance
  • Training and Awareness
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
  • Risk-Based Approach
  • Business Support for the DPO
  • DPO Independence
  • DPO – Conflict of Interest

Module 10: UK Implementation

  • Key Differences Between the Data Protection Act and the GDPR
  • Highlights from the Data Protection Bill
  • Definition of Controller
  • Health, Social Work, Education, and Child Abuse
  • Age of Consent
  • Exemptions for Freedom of Expression
  • Research and Statistics
  • Archiving in the Public Interest

Module 11: Key Features

  • Specific Permission
  • Privacy by Design
  • Data Portability
  • Right to be Forgotten
  • Definitive Consent
  • Information in Clear Readable Language
  • Limits on the Use of Profiling
  • Everyone Follows the Same Law
  • Adopting Techniques

Module 12:  Subject Access Requests and How to Deal with them?

  • Subject Access Requests (SAR)
  • Dealing with SAR
  • Recognise the Request
  • Understand the Time Limitations
  • Dealing with Fees and Excessive Requests
  • Identify, Search, and Gather the Requested Data
  • Learn about What Information to Withhold
  • Developing and Sending a Response

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Who should attend this Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation Course?

The Certified EU GDPR Foundation Course is designed to provide professionals with a fundamental understanding of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This GDPR Training Course can be beneficial to a variety of  professionals, including:

  • Data Protection Officers
  • IT Security Analysts
  • HR Managers
  • IT Project Managers
  • Customer Relationship Managers (CRM)
  • Database Administrators
  • Data Privacy Lawyers

Prerequisites of the Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation Course

There are no formal prerequisites required for the Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation Course.

Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation  Foundation Course Overview

An EU GDPR Foundation Course provides a fundamental understanding of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set forth by the European Union. This GDPR Training Course offers a comprehensive introduction to the key principles, requirements, and implications of GDPR for businesses and individuals. Participants gain insights into data protection principles, consent mechanisms, data subject rights, and obligations of data controllers and processors under GDPR.

The EU GDPR Foundation Course, offered by The Knowledge Academy, is designed to provide participants with comprehensive GDPR Training and a comprehensive understanding of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a crucial framework for data protection and privacy. In this GDPR Training Course, learners will delve into the fundamental principles, concepts, and regulations outlined in GDPR, equipping them with the knowledge necessary to navigate the complex landscape of data protection.

This two-day GDPR Training on the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) offers a thorough overview of GDPR's framework, terminology, and methods for ensuring compliance. Participants will gain insights into strategising an ongoing and sustained compliance strategy, all while understanding the diverse responsibilities associated with roles such as Data Protection Officer (DPO), Data Controller, and Data Processor as outlined in GDPR.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the key principles and legal framework of GDPR
  • To identify and manage personal data within their organisation effectively
  • To implement data protection policies and procedures in compliance with GDPR
  • To comprehend the rights of data subjects and how to uphold them
  • To recognise the role of Data Protection Officers (DPOs) and their responsibilities
  • To prepare for GDPR audits and assessments
  • To navigate GDPR's international implications
  • To develop strategies to minimise data breaches and ensure data security

After successfully finishing this GDPR Training Course, participants will acquire a strong grounding in GDPR, which will empower them to make well-informed choices regarding data protection compliance within their respective organisations. They will be adequately prepared to play a meaningful role in ensuring GDPR compliance, minimising data-related risks, and safeguarding individuals' privacy rights in accordance with EU regulations.

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What’s included in this Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation Course?

  • Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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EU GDPR Foundation Exam Information

To achieve the Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 45 
  • Total Marks: 20 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 65%, or29/45 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes 

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


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Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


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This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


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Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation FAQs


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25th 2018 in European law - it replaces the previous EU Directive 95/46/EC. The GDPR ensures that data protection practices are up-to-date, secure, and responsive to the ever-changing digital landscape, whilst giving EU citizens new data processing rights.
The GDPR came into effect May 25th 2018 across the European Union. Businesses that store, monitor, and process data belonging to EU citizens must now ensure that they are compliant or face substantial fines. As the GDPR is now legally enforceable, the longer any organisation waits to become compliant, the harsher any potential fines for breaking the law could be.
The course fee covers tuition from a highly engaging GDPR trainer, a comprehensive candidate pack including a range of GDPR resources to help your learning, the Foundation level courseware, guidance on the legal constituents of GDPR, and mock examinations.
There are no pre-set formal qualifications required prior to sitting this course - it is designed for individuals looking to enhance their knowledge of the GDPR.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am for a prompt 9am start. The course will run from 9-5 every day - due to the comprehensive, and detailed, nature of this course.
If you’d like to get more information about the GDPR, please view our “what is GDPR?” page - here you will be provided with extensive information about the history and purpose of the general data protection regulation and answers to questions such as “What effect will Brexit have on the GDPR” and “Do I need a DPO?”. If you’d like more information on this course specifically, please call one of our advisors on 01344797027.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda, and payment receipts.
The price for Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation certification in Belgium starts from €1495
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation.
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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


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Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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