This blog is about preparing for GDPR and looking at what training is actually needed. At Logicearth, we offer a range of Compliance solutions, including GDPR, Anti-money laundering, Information security awareness and more. Take a look at our engaging compliance courses – they are easy to rollout, video-based and practical.
Embracing GDPR and getting the training just right
We’ve just released our GDPR compliance course – and it is a good one. If you live on planet earth, then GDPR will impact you. It is good to know your data rights, and if you work with data (most of us do!), it is even better to know your responsibilities.
We live in an increasingly digital world, with more and more data circulating about all of us. Our most sensitive and personal information is at the mercy of people and organisations that we trust to do the right thing.
But GDPR protects that trust even more; for data protection violations – fines have increased to €20 million or 4% of turnover.
Data protection is about protecting YOU
The UK’s Information Commissioners Office have a useful set of questions to help you assess your personal risk – check them out here.
Six of the best GDPR checklists and insights
If you’d like more detail, we’ve curated the best of the best in the list below. Here’s to data sensitivity and keeping us all safe!
1. Computer business review – the ultimate GDPR checklist
Do you know what type of data your organisation deals with? Is it structured or unstructured data? Can you clearly separate your sensitive data?
2. HubSpot – are you GDPR ready?
Do we have procedures in place to handle requests from data subjects to modify, delete or access their personal data? Do these procedures comply the new rules under the GDPR?
3. Infoworld – countdown to GDPR
Establish employee access authorisation policies to limit access to data and ensure privacy. Keep the policies updated to reflect organisational need and to monitor for breaches.
4. Helpnet Security – privacy awareness checklist for GDPR
GDPR will streamline data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses the export of EU citizens’ personal data outside the EU. This means both Eurozone companies and those based in the U.S. will have to comply with the regulation.
5. UK Information Commissioner – getting ready for GDPR
Understand the difference between data controller and data processors – both have different responsibilities under GDPR.
6. Lewis Silkin – 11 things you should do to avoid GDPR fines (video)
Map and audit your data first – what personal data do you have, where is it stored, where is it sent, how is it processed, and what do you tell people about the processing?
Next steps in GDPR compliance training
If you’d like to know more about GDPR training options for your staff, – that can be done quickly and efficiently, get in touch with Logicearth.