Privacy, Data Protection & GDPR
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What is GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018. GDPR will enforce a stronger data protection regime for organizations that operate in the European Unione (EU) and handle EU citizens' data. The regulation constitutes the protection of personal data of employees, customer and others. It makes all the data collected about ours to control. This renders the processing of our data by others unlawful by default, and only made lawful by adhering to some stringent criteria or legal avenues.
Considering that personal data represents critical and sensitive information that all organizations should protect, such a regulation will help put in place appropriate procedures and controls to prevent Information Security breaches.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office advises that step one in preparing for the GDPR is to raise you and your organization’s awareness.
Why is important to know GDPR?
The GDPR will have implications across any organization; sales, marketing, HR, IT and many other departments will need to understand how it might affect their day-to-day work. Employees from the senior decision-makers downwards will need to be aware of their own responsibilities and obligations. We are used to data protection being the realm of digital security experts, encryption and the IT department. The GDPR places the responsibility of privacy squarely in the hands of everyone in the organisation. From Marketing and Sales, IT and HR, all the way up to the boardroom.The reach will also be global, not just restricted to the European Economic Area. Wherever you are in the world, if you are collecting or processing data on anyone in the EU, you will need a strategy. And that’s not just EU citizens, but anyone located in the EU, including travelling on business and tourists, regardless of their nationality or residence.
Non-compliance with the GDPR will represent a breach of a person’s fundamental rights, the consequences of not complying with the regulation will be much more severe than those we’ve seen up until now. The maximum fine will be 20 million euros, or 4% of global turnover, whichever is the higher.
Even though the consequences for businesses are profound and far-reaching, a recent YouGov survey revealed that over 70% of businesses have yet to start preparing for the GDPR.
iLEARN GDPR CERTIFICATION PATHWAYS
iLEARN offers the following certification pathways in the GDPR e Data Protection area:
APMG GDPR Awareness
APMG GDPR Awareness certification aims to promote an individual’s engagement in data privacy matters. It focuses on the key aspects of GDPR that affect an organization and the associated risks and opportunities.
EXIN Privacy and Data Protection
The EXIN Privacy & Data Protection program covers the required knowledge of legislation and regulations relating to data protection and how this knowledge should be used to be compliant. EXIN Privacy & Data Protection program is divided into three levels:
- EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Essentials
- EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Foundation
- EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Practitioner