Introduction to GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation

Online Course

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Introduction to GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation

What is the course about?

Introduction to GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation
The course Introduction to GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation is an online class provided by UCL (University College London) through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Learn how to handle data in the digital economy safely, securely and respectfully.

Course description
  • Learn how to handle data responsibly
  • 3 weeks
  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to balance the need for businesses’ and customers’ data information to flow freely, and the need to protect the rights of the individual.
  • As a professional you need to be aware of the legal requirements of the GDPR so you can ensure your organisation is compliant.
  • On this course you will get a thorough introduction to GDPR so you can grow your understanding of protecting personal data and be able to handle data in the digital economy appropriately.
  • The purpose and history of data regulation in relation to the new legislation
  • The principles of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Key concepts, including (but not limited to) the natural person, personal data, controllers and processors, and legitimate interests
  • Legal bases for processing, including consent, legitimate interests and contracts
  • The rights of the individual, including (but not limited to) erasure, access and automated decision-making
  • Identifying how the implementation of GDPR could help to prevent particular breaches of data
  • Implications of GDPR for workers, their places of work and their customers
  • Mitigating risks associated with the handling and processing of data
  • Third party contracts and transfers
  • Roles and responsibilities regarding Data Protection in the workplace
  • This course is for anyone handling customer data, whether you work with customers in person, over the phone, or through digital or paper correspondence. You don’t need any previous experience.
  • If you are an employer, you can invite your staff to this course, with the ability to track their progress and evidence completion with digital and downloadable certificates.If these services are of interest, register your interest here and we will contact you to discuss further.
  • UCL (University College London)
  • UCL was founded in 1826. It was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, and the first to open up university education to those previously excluded from it.
  • UCL Consultants
  • We connect you with the best of UCL: We help you access critical specialist knowledge and first class research facilities across 11 faculties and 100+ departments.
  • PA Consulting
  • An independent firm of over 2,600 people, we operate globally from offices across the Americas, Europe, the Nordics, the Gulf and Asia Pacific.

Prerequisites & Facts

Introduction to GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation

Course Topic

Business & Management, Law

University, College, Institution

UCL (University College London)

Course Skill Level

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Introduction to GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / UCL (University College London) you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Business & Management, Law