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

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 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 EU GDPR Foundation Course

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

EU GDPR Foundation Course Overview

This course illuminates the General Data Protection Regulation, crucial legislation aiming to enhance and harmonize data protection for individuals within the EU and EEA. It underscores the importance of GDPR in the digital era, particularly for entities managing EU citizens' data, stressing compliance with strict privacy and data protection norms.

Professionals engaged in data processing, compliance, information security, and data protection are highlighted as primary beneficiaries of GDPR knowledge. They are pivotal in crafting and executing GDPR adherence strategies within organisations. A profound understanding of GDPR principles not only mitigates the risk of hefty penalties but also fortifies trust with clients and customers by ensuring their personal information is treated with respect and legality.

The Knowledge Academy’s 1-day training offers a thorough comprehension of GDPR, preparing participants to devise and oversee an effective compliance structure. This exhaustive course addresses the regulation’s fundamental principles, data subjects' rights, and data controllers' and processors' duties. Interactive sessions and practical instances enhance grasp of the subject matter, empowering attendees to apply GDPR concepts proficiently in their professional settings.

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

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

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas.
The GDPR Foundation Certification will confirm your ability in dealing with GDPR compliance and increase your market value, proving that you are the one worthy of hiring in that position with knowledge of the law concerning data protection.
There are no formal prerequisites for attending the Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation Training Course.
This course is crucial for gaining a comprehensive understanding of GDPR's principles and requirements, ensuring compliance in your organization and minimizing legal risk
This course is normally conceptualised for beginners and provides an introduction to the concepts of GDPR without the necessity of prior expertise in laws and protections related to data.
This course comes with valuable training sessions led by experienced instructors, a digital delegate pack, and a certificate upon completion.
It's ideal for professionals involved in data processing or data protection, including IT staff, compliance officers, and management personnel seeking to understand GDPR compliance
The duration of this course spans across 2 days.
Yes, we provide hands-on exercises and real-life scenarios in our GDPR Foundation Training Courses.
If you're unable to access your courses in the United Kingdom, please reach out to our support team for assistance. They can be contacted via our phone or e-mail. They will help you resolve any issues and ensure you can access your course without any problems.
Yes, we provide corporate training for our courses. We offer courses tailored to your organisational needs for a smooth learning journey.
The course is designed to give people practical knowledge of laws pertaining to data protection, which can be invaluable for firms trying to be compliant with GDPR and, thus open doors for career progression.
Yes, upon successful completion of this course, you will receive the EU GDPR Foundation Certificate.
Yes. The Knowledge Academy offers flexible learning options for this course which helps delegates learn according to their convenience. These learning modes include the online instructor-led training, classroom training, on-site training, and self-paced training.
This course will describe in brief the scope of GDPR, its principles, individual rights, and data controller and processor obligations that an organisation must do for ensuring compliance.
The training fees for Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation.
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