Introduction to GDPR

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Introduction to GDPR

This course is available as part of the Compliance eLearning Suite in one great package.

Course Overview
In this short, introductory course, you'll learn about the importance of protecting any personal data held and processed by your organisation. It explains individuals' rights under GDPR, and pinpoints some of the most vulnerable areas learners should be aware of when protecting data. The course also features a number of real-life examples of GDPR non-compliance and explains how the breach was caused and why.

At the end of the course, learners will take a short assessment where you'll need to answer 80% of the questions correctly in order to pass and prove you understand how to protect personal data under GDPR directives.

Course Duration: 15 minutes 
Available in: 11 Languages

Tagged in: Data Protection, GDPR  Technical Requirements
CPD: This course is eligible for CPD points.

Tailoring: You can tailor this course using the free Adapt Authoring Tool.

What to Expect
Suitable for employees at all levels, the key learning outcomes of this course are:


  • Categories of Personal Data (personal and sensitive)
  • What the individual's rights are under GDPR
  • The importance of remaining aware about protecting data whilst using social media, cloud-based applications, USBs, mobile technology, and other digital devices.
  • the importance of protecting hard-copy data as well as electronic data
  • What the seven data protection principles are and what they mean
  • Real-life examples of GDPR breaches


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives more control to individuals over their personal data, and how it is handled and stored. It applies to all organisations - whether inside or outside the EU - that offer goods and/or services to individuals in the EU.

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