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Free GDPR training course

A 100% free introduction to GDPR and data protection principles. 

In this short course we’ll cover some of the key concepts and principles of UK GDPR. We’ll look briefly at some examples of how it applies in practice and you’ll get an understanding of how GDPR fits into the array of other data protection and communications laws which affect how all of us are allowed to process personal data (within a commercial context).

At the end of the course you’ll have the opportunity to complete a mini assessment and gain a certificate to prove your knowledge and understanding.

You can put this certificate on your CV or LinkedIn profile.

Why is it free?

We get it – data privacy laws are complex. At Measured Collective we are committed to improving people’s understanding of data privacy laws so that they can learn how to use data more effectively and rescue their risk of financial penalties or criminal prosecution. Making this basic course free means that more people can access this knowledge. 

1 hour // 100% online
UK GDPR – DPA18 (🇬🇧) ∘ EU GDPR (🇪🇺)

Preview the course

Engaging

Data privacy isn’t everyones’ favourite topic, so we get to the point. Each module is designed to keep you engaged and uses examples to bring difficult concepts to life.

Free certificate

Complete the end of course assessment and you’ll get a certificate which you can add to your CV or LinkedIn profile.

Regularly updated

Our team regularly reviews changes to GDPR and other data privacy laws and updates the course materials as appropriate.

Course content

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the key principles, data subject rights of the UK General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Understand how UK GDPR is enforced and how it fits into the data privacy law landscape: Data Protection Act, PECR, EU GDPR etc.
  • Be aware of some of your legal responsibilities under UK GDPR as an employee or owner of an organisation/company that processes personal data.

GDPR Training Recommendations

  • All employees should receive at least basic GDPR awareness training before they start processing personal data.
  • Employees who process significant volumes of data or who perform high risk data processing activities such as sales and marketing staff should receive additional training.
  • All employees should receive regular refresher training once to twice a year to ensure that they still understand how to apply GDPR and that they understand the legal impact of any recent changes.

Recommended for:

  • Gaining a basic understanding of GDPR and data protection concepts. For employee training we recommend our more thorough GDPR Essentials Course which will help you meet your responsibilities under the accountability principle of UK GDPR. If you already have knowledge of GDPR and have not completed further training within the last year we recommend that you try our GDPR Refresher Course.

Prerequisites

There is no prerequisite for this GDPR training.

What do I need for this course?

This course is 100% online. You will need a computer and a stable internet connection to access the video lessons and interactive assessments.

Modules

  • Overview of GDPR
    • When does GDPR apply?
    • UK GDPR and EU GDPR
    • Fines and enforcement
    • High profile fines
  • Principles
    • Lawfulness, fairness and transparency
    • Purpose limitation
    • Data minimisation
    • Accuracy
    • Storage limitation
    • Integrity and confidentiality (security)
    • Accountability
  • Rights of the individual
    • The right to be informed
    • The right of access
    • The right to rectification
    • The right to erasure
    • The right to restrict processing
    • The right to data portability
    • The right to object
    • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
  • Assessment – certificate on passing (score 75%+)

What you’ll learn…

In this course we cover many of the most important concepts of GDPR and related data privacy laws. You’ll finish the course with a firm understanding of what personal data is and what situations are covered by GDPR.

You’ll also have a basic awareness of each of the principles of GDPR and the rights of individuals (data subjects).

What people who have taken the course say

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Sign up now

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What happens next?

After you signup and verify your email address you will have immediate access to the free course. You will also receive some welcome emails from us to help guide you through your learning journey.

FAQs

How will I get access?

Visit our free learning platform and make an account. You’ll need to add some basic details to create your account. After verifying your email address you will be able to access the “store”. In the store you can find our free courses and select the one appropriate to you. You will then be able to access the course materials and record your progress throughout the course.

How long will I get access for?

Free course customers will get 3 months of course access. You can complete this course within 1-2 hours, so this gives you plenty of time to come back and review the content.

How do I get the certificate?

At the end of the course there is a mini-assessment. Score 75%+ and you’ll receive a certificate from us.

Can I put the certificate on my CV or LinkedIn profile?

Yes, of course!

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