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This course is for everyone, because we all have data to protect. Keeping data safe is a huge deal, especially in the modern world. Taking this course helps you take control of what’s yours. That way, you can go back to posting those pet selfies without worrying about sneaky data thieves. Just sign the declaration promising us your earthly soul, and come on in...

What you will learn

GDPR is a fairly complex subject, although the idea is straightforward. The fact is, this is one regulation that we are all affected by daily, whether you realise it or not. And so, understanding it is key. This course explains GDPR and its main points, and will help you demonstrate an understanding of the 7 core principles of data protection, identify the key tasks of a Data Protection Officer, and explain how to report a data breach, including details of what it should include.

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About this course

You wouldn’t sign a blank cheque and hand it to someone, would you? Well, for a start, no-one uses cheques these days. But in the digital age your personal data is just like currency. Seriously. it’s worth BILLIONS of dollars worldwide. You’d be surprised how much of it you give away for free too, every time you do one of those online quizzes. You know the ones: “Which Celebrity Pupper does your pet look like?” & “We can tell your true age from JUST your date of birth!” and the like.

Luckily, there’s a modern, tailor-made set of regulations in place to help you keep your personal information to yourself. It’s called the GDPR, and this course explains it to you in the least boring way possible. Every organisation has a legal requirement to keep whatever data they do collect safe. If they don’t, the consequences are bad. Like, 20 million euros fine bad.

Engaging the learner

Engaging anyone with such a dry topic was always going to be difficult. So, we thought we’d enliven this course centered around something we all have: a smartphone. All the different topics were delivered within apps that bear a striking resemblance to some of the common ones that are found on almost every phone. This meant that learners would already be comfortable with the design.

With so much information to fit into a bite-sized course, we needed ways to keep learners engaged. We did this through case studies, interesting characters, our usual conversational style, and humour. There’s also a shorter version of the course there to cover all the key points as an aid to memory.

Peace of mind with testing

Peace of mind with testing

As an IOSH approved course, you can expect interactive elements so learners can go at their own pace, and of course, a rotating quiz bank so they must know the answers to questions rather than simply guessing them through trial and error.



Everyone has the right to learn and learner need can vary depending on environment or disabilities. To support this diversity, we provide transcripts so people have text options for media, alongside subtitles for all videos.

The course has been thoughtfully designed to be screen reader friendly with alternative text. We're committed to creating a user-friendly experience, with accessible visuals and easy-to-use navigation.

Certified training

This course is an IOSH approved courses which means you're getting industry best practice content in health and safety.
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