About the content
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.
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.
What topics will you cover?
Week 1 - Law and history
- 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
Week 2 - The Natural Person
- 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
Week 3 - The organisation and the data lifecycle
- 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
Nathan is a Senior Research Associate at UCL with special interest in information security, governance and ethics for shared data to support healthcare and industry.
Ross is a data protection, information security and risk management professional. He helps PA's clients to understand and implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.
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