The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European-wide law that came into effect in May 2018. It replaces the previous Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK. This law enforces data protection in the European Union. It is important to note that the UK Government has confirmed that the UK's decision to leave the European Union will not alter this fact.
In the UK, we also have The Data Protection Act 2018 which is a United Kingdom Act of Parliament that updates data protection laws in the UK specifically. It is a national law that incorporates and complements the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.
Maguire Training has designed this short course to walk you through the broader EU Laws pertaining to GDPR, what it could potentially mean to your organisation and the steps that you can take to ensure compliance.
This programme is essential for all employees in any organisation that controls and/or processes personal data. The content will help you to understand the role that your data compliance team take as well as your personal responsibilities within GDPR. You will gain a deeper insight into what is required for compliance with GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act 2108.
This course does not purport to be a legal document nor does it offer legal advice, it is designed to offer guidance only and is an introduction to what GDPR is, helping to provide insight and understanding into the key areas of education for all employees.