Why is it so important to raise your staff GDPR awareness?

January 18, 2021

GDPR awareness

From 2018, after 4 years of negotiations, the European Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) unifies 28 different laws (one per Member State). The objective of the GDPR is to establish a single European regulation, adapted to the evolution of technologies.
The aim is to facilitate the transfer of personal data while guaranteeing their protection by:

  • Reinforcing the rights of individuals and
  • Empowering data processors

It has become clear that a compliance approach to this new regulation must be adopted, including awareness-raising and specific training for all staff involved in personal data processing operations. Employees and companies, should see the GDPR as an opportunity and not as a constraint. It is a comprehensive set of rules where law, technology and governance constitute a unique and inseparable tool.

Article 39(b) of the GDPR

One of the responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) is to monitor compliance with the GDPR, including:

  • the assignment of responsibilities
  • raising awareness and training of staff involved in processing operations

With regard to Article 5(2) of the GDPR, the controller is accountable for demonstrating that it complies with all the principles relating to the processing of personal data.

It is necessary for companies to inform and train their staff but also to implement internal procedures to demonstrate compliance with data protection rules. Accountability essentially consists of documenting and maintaining what will allow, at any time, demonstrable the respect of the obligations that arise from the Regulations.

Why is it so important to raise awareness and train your staff about the GDPR?

Raising awareness and training staff in GDPR helps to create a real culture of data protection within the company.

Your GDPR e-learning platform

Based on these key principles included in the GDPR, MyData-TRUST, specialized in data protection and security, has set up a new 100% online operational tool that supports GDPR requirements in terms of awareness-raising and training of staff involved in processing operations: The GDPR e-Learning.
The GDPR e-learning is an online training tool exclusively dedicated to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On the tool’s website, you will find 10 complete trainings sessions lasting from 20min to 1h30. Each training focuses on a specific aspect of the GDPR, you will just have to choose the one(s) that correspond to your needs and interests!

To raise GDPR awareness in the company, we built a package of 3 Trainings:

  • Introduction to the GDPR
  • Introduction to Data Security
  • GDPR’s Concepts & Procedures

If you and your staff want to train further and go deeper in the GDPR, our e-Learning platform offers a comprehensive set of trainings covering the whole Regulation.

GDPR e-learning website
GDPR elearning courses

All trainings have been developed by the multidisciplinary team of MyData-TRUST. A team made up of DPOs, IT experts and lawyers.

Training and Awareness is an important part of GDPR compliance, just as much as documenting and keeping track of your trainings. By using the GDPR e-learning tool for you and your staff, you will get a personalised certificate of completion, in compliance with your regulatory obligation.

Why attend this e-learning?

e-Learning is proven to be the best means of communication in the corporate sector, especially when training programs are conducted for staff located on several sites. It enables individuals to acquire important skills wherever they are located.

You will get answers to…

What is a personal data? How to avoid a Data Breach?
Do your policies and procedures meet GDPR standards? What steps do you need to take to find out?
Which provisions apply to your organisation? How to implement the entire GDPR in an operational and efficient way?

… and much more!

Looking for online GDPR Trainings? MyData-TRUST created the tool: GDPR e-learning!

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Whether you are an individual with a passion for data protection, a DPO looking for answers or a Manager looking to raise awareness or train his/her teams, you are at the right place!

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