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Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation And Practitioner

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 does 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

Module 13: Data Subject Rights

  • Must I Always Obey a Right?
  • Rights and Third Parties
  • Requests Made on Behalf of Other Data Subjects
  • Guidelines for Children's Maturity
  • Responding to a Rights Request
  • What is a Month?
  • Rights Request Flow Chart
  • Right to be Informed
    • When Should Information Be Provided?
    • Best Practice Guidance
  • Right of Access
  • Right to Rectification
  • Right to Erasure
    • When can I Refuse to Comply with a Request for Erasure?
    • Erasing Children's Data
  • Right to Restrict Processing
    • When Processing Should be Restricted?
    • Protecting PII
    • Other Issues about Restricting Processing
  • Right to Data Portability
  • Right to Object
    • Complying with the Right to Object
    • Rejecting the Right to Object
    • Processing for Direct Marketing Purposes
    • Processing for Research Purposes
  • Rights Related to Automated Decision Making and Profiling
    • When does the Right not apply?

Module 14: Subject Access Requests

  • Provenance
  • Overview: SARs
  • SAR is an Activity, Not a Title
  • How can a SAR be Submitted?
  • What Information Should the Response to a SAR Contain?
  • Additional Information
  • Replying to a SAR
  • Confirming a Data Subject’s Identity
  • Scope
  • Electronic Records
  • Non-Electronic Records
  • SARs Involving 3rd Party PII
  • Fees
  • Refusing a Subject Access Request
  • Access Requests from Employees
  • Credit Reference Agencies
  • Best Practice for SARs

Module 15: Lawful Processing

  • Lawful Processing: A Reminder
  • User Rights Change Depending on the Justification
  • Lawfulness of Processing Conditions
  • Lawfulness for Special Categories of Data
  • UK ICO Tool
  • Consent
  • Key Points About Consent
  • Affirmative Action and Explicit Consent
  • Introduction of Affirmative Action
  • What is Not Affirmative Action?
  • Examples of Affirmative Action from the ICO
  • Introduction of Explicit Consent
  • Explicit Statement
  • Obtaining Explicit Consent
  • ICOs View of a Poor Form of Explicit Consent
  • Obtaining Consent for Scientific Research Purposes
  • Getting Consent
  • What Should Go into the Consent Request?
  • Consent Granularity
  • Right to Withdraw Consent
  • Children
  • Consent Records
  • ICOs Examples of Record Keeping
  • Key Points When Establishing Consent
  • Legitimate Interests
  • Getting the Balance Right
  • Consent or Legitimate Interest?
  • What Lawful Basis Can be Used for Processing Marketing PII?

Module 16: Third Country Data

  • Cross Border Transfers
  • Transfer Mechanisms
  • Derogations
  • Adequacy
  • Adequate Ways to Safeguard Transfers of PII
  • Consent
  • One-Off or Infrequent Transfers
  • Who is Responsible?
  • Transferring PII Between EEA Members
  • Adequate Countries Outside of the EEA
  • Binding Corporate Rules (BCR)
  • What a BCR Must Cover?
  • Authorisation for BCRs
  • EU-US Privacy Shield
  • Privacy Shield Overview
  • Privacy Shield: Mechanics
  • Model Clauses
  • Public Authority Agreements

Module 17: Introduction to Protecting Personal Data

  • Need to Secure
  • What is Appropriate?
  • Protecting PII – 3 Key Areas
  • Coverage
  • Defensive Design
  • Single Point of Failure (SPOF)
  • Incident Response
  • Data Breach Reporting Requirements
  • Incident Response Team

Module 18: Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA)

  • Introduction
  • What Triggers a Data Protection Impact Assessment?
  • Cases Where DPIA is Not Required
  • Benefits of DPIA
  • 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

Module 19: Need Want Drop

  • Overview
  • Need-Want-Drop: Concept Diagram
  • Need-Want-Drop: Categorising Data
  • Need/Want/Drop Methodology

Module 20: Dealing with Third Parties and Data in the Cloud

  • What is Cloud Computing?
  • Myths of Cloud
  • Cloud Challenges
  • Controller-Processor Contract
  • Checklist
  • Data Controller - Summary

Module 21: Practical Implications: GDPR

  • Brexit and its Impact on the GDPR
  • Adequacy
  • What does this Mean in Practice?
  • EU and UK Representatives
  • Exemption Rule
  • One-Stop Shop

Module 22: Legal Requirements of the GDPR

  • Lawful, Fair, and Transparent Processing
  • Limitation of Purpose, Data and Storage
  • Data Subject Rights
  • Consent
  • Personal Data Breaches
  • Privacy by Design
  • Data Protection Impact Assessment
  • Data Transfers
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Awareness and Training

Module 23: Privacy Principles in GDPR

  • Lawfulness, Fairness, and Transparency
  • Purpose Limitation
  • Data Minimisation
  • Accuracy
  • Storage Limitation
  • Integrity and Confidentiality

Module 24: Common Data Security Failures, Consequences, and Lessons to be Learnt

  • Common Data Security Failures
  • Consequences
    • Fines Relating to Data Breaches
    • Litigation from Customers Relating to Data Breaches
    • Directors, Officers, and Professional Advisors
    • Reputational Damage
  • Lesson Learned
    • Knowing When and How to Communicate with Affected Individuals is Not Easy
    • GDPR is Important, as are Other Legal Frameworks

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

The Certified EU GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Course aims to educate professionals about the details of the GDPR and how to implement and comply with its provisions. This GDPR Training Course can be beneficial for the professionals, including:

  • Data Protection Officers
  • Data Privacy Lawyers
  • IT Security Professionals
  • Compliance Officers
  • Privacy Professionals
  • Legal Professionals
  • Risk and Compliance Managers
  • IT Consultants

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

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

Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation and Practitioner Course Overview

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive data privacy and protection framework enacted by the European Union (EU) to safeguard the personal data of its citizens. The regulation grants individuals' greater control over their data, ensuring transparency, consent, and the right to access, rectify, or erase their personal information, ultimately aiming to harmonise data protection laws across the EU and fortify individuals' rights in the digital age.

The Knowledge Academy's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Course is a comprehensive and in-depth structure designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills required to navigate the complex landscape of data protection and privacy regulations. Safeguarding sensitive data is paramount, and this GDPR Training Course provides a deep dive into GDPR, the European Union's landmark legislation.

This 4-day GDPR Training Course provides a detailed introduction to the EU GDPR, and a full overview regarding how to plan and implement a continuous compliance approach. It enables delegates to fulfil the knowledge requirements of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) – a position that is now a legal requirement in EU Organisations with a central data storage and processing function. The Knowledge Academy's GDPR Training Course consists of the EU GDPR Foundation (two days) and GDPR Practitioner (two days) training courses.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the fundamentals of GDPR legislation
  • To comprehend the rights and responsibilities of data controllers and processors
  • To learn how to conduct data protection impact assessments (DPIAs)
  • To develop expertise in data subject consent and management
  • To gain insights into GDPR compliance and risk assessment
  • To master cross-border data transfer regulations
  • To learn best practices for data breach management and reporting
  • To acquire practical skills for implementing GDPR compliance within your organisation

After successfully finishing The Knowledge Academy's GDPR Training Course delegates will possess a comprehensive understanding of GDPR regulations and adherence. They will acquire the abilities necessary to evaluate, execute, and sustain GDPR conformity within their respective companies, guaranteeing the fulfilment of data protection and privacy criteria.

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

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

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: 45 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 65%, or 29/45 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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The General Data Protection Regulation is all about protecting your data from misuse. This rule is basically your digital bodyguard against data misuse. By enforcing this compliance, the European Union ensures companies treat your personal information with respect.
GDPR certification makes your resume much more desirable to recruiters, indicating your seriousness about protecting data. This GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Certification becomes a source of knowledge and opens many doors to keeping data safe in this specialised industry.
While for the initial exam of GDPR Foundation, there are no formal prerequisites, same is not true for the practitioner exam. The Practitioner Course demand that the delegates have cleared the foundation exam before taking more advanced exams.
Going through the GDPR Training sets you up to excel in the field of data privacy. It's all about keeping data safe and building trust, making you the person companies need in our oversharing world.
What are the levels of difficulty for these GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Course? The Foundation Course is your entry-level stress-free intro to GDPR basics. The Practitioner level increases the challenge, diving deeper into applying those principles in real-world scenarios. Collectively the course is a step-up in difficulty with a manageable learning curve.
This GDPR Data Protection Training is like a full toolkit for readiness in data protection. It covers everything from the legal basics to how to practically apply these rules in your daily work. It's a mix of theory, practical exercises, and real-life case studies.
This course is a good choice for anyone looking to get savvy with data protection. It's great for you if you're aiming to be the next Data Protection Officer or just want to make sure you're handling data correctly in your role. It's essential learning for the privacy-conscious professional.
This GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Course spans over a duration of 4 days.
Yes, the Digital Delegate Training Pack consist in hands-on exercises, case studies, or real-world scenarios. This makes sure the delegates find the confidence in applying what they have learned in theory, in real world application.
Delegates are recommended to contact The Knowledge Academy support team if they feel blocked in any sense while trying to access the course materials. They can help you get back on track with accessing your course content, allowing for a smooth learning journey.
Absolutely, corporate training is an option for organisations looking to train their employees. It's a great way to get your entire team up to speed on GDPR, as it is tailored to fit the needs of your organisation.
The GDPR exam typically consists of multiple-choice questions, covering topics such as data protection principles, rights of data subjects, and obligations for data controllers and processors. It may also include scenario-based questions to assess practical application of GDPR principles.
This course can power-up for your career, giving you the knowledge and credibility to handle data with confidence. It opens doors to roles that require GDPR knowledge, marking you as a professional in data protection circles.
The GDPR exam typically consists of multiple-choice questions, covering topics such as data protection principles, rights of data subjects, and obligations for data controllers and processors. It may also include scenario-based questions to assess practical application of GDPR principles.
The GDPR Course Structure includes an overview of GDPR principles, data protection rights, compliance requirements, data breach management, roles and responsibilities of data controllers and processors, and practical case studies to understand implementation and best practices in data protection.
Upon successful completion of the GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Training Course, delegates will be awarded a certification. This certification serves as formal recognition of the delegate’s understanding and capability in GDPR compliance.
Absolutely, we've got a self-paced online version of the GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Course. This is perfect for the delegates who wish to learn on their own terms, letting them go through the material whenever it fits their schedule and convenience.
The GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Course provides comprehensive training on the General Data Protection Regulation. You'll get to the core principles, understand your data protection duties, and figure out how to apply all this knowledge in different organisational settings.
The training fees for Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation and Practitioner certification in Edmonton starts from CAD3995
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