GDPR — Significance of Employee Awareness Training

A good knowledge of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules and regulations by an individual or an organization (working inside the EU whether based inside or outside) will assist them to protect, strengthen and unify personal information that they collected from their clients for business purpose and also can improve an organization’s use of personal data. Staff awareness should be a major interest for organizations looking to comply with the new GDPR rules.

A GDPR awareness training course consolidates theoretical and participative sessions with scenario-based material to help the employee to build a strong understanding, stimulate or increase interest and gain responsibility for improving their organization’s culture. Training is a requirement to comply with your organization with the GDPR. Each and every staff have the duty of protecting personal information. GDPR training will help and encourage the participants to take individual responsibility for making a difference. If employees are not properly trained, and a data breach happens, there could be critical consequences for the business. The careless company can meet fines of tens of millions of euro or 2–4% of the company’s annual economic turnover.

Who should attend:

The GDPR training program and certification are intended for any people from small, medium or large organizations who handle or process personal data and its privacy. In particular, for organizations who want to:

  • Encourage better use of private data in compliance with GDPR rules
  • Start their own data privacy awareness campaigns in the organization
  • Gain a basic knowledge of the GDPR before planning and executing their own compliance programmes
  • The course has been designed to address all UK audiences and cook them for their next steps.

GDPR training is mainly intended at organizations that need to train more than 100 staffs quickly and cost-effective way. It is important for organizations to appoint a data controller or a data processor for the advanced protection of data. A brief understanding of the role of a data controller is really vital for organizations, especially where there is a data breach.

GDPR requires that data is protected at all stages of storing and processing of personal information. A single mistake from any of the employee can affect your company badly. So it is that important to train every staff in GDPR awareness.

GDPR treats the data controller as the principal party for responsibilities such as collecting consent, managing consent-revoking, enabling the right to access, etc. Training Courses in Certified Data Protection Officer (GDPR) are best for anyone looking to develop a successful career as a DPO in an organization.

Three Basic Responsibilities of Data Controllers and processors:

  • Transparency of the collected data- The controller must have a clear picture of the collected data like from where it is collected,
  • The modality of data
  • Accountability
  • Provide for the rights of the data subject

Basically, GDPR explains the data controller as the principal party for duties such as collecting consent, managing consent-revoking, enabling the right to access the personal information collected from the clients, etc. Lack of privacy awareness training by a single employee in data protection can be the reason for the heavy data breaches and eventually lose the customer trust in your organization.