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APMG has launched a workshop and certification to help organisations improve their use of personal data and realize value from GDPR.

The GDPR regulation comes into effect on May 25th 2018

Many treat this as just another compliance matter but the growth in the digital economy and changing expectations of the public means it’s an opportunity to make data privacy matter and build a data privacy culture within organizations.

A first step in this journey is to understand how your organization uses personal data, the key aspects of the GDPR that impact your organization and the risks and opportunities this brings. 

To help make the subject engaging and relevant to your own work situation the workshop includes a number of interactive sessions using real life examples and scenario situations. Links are provided to the latest published guidance and checklists provide pointers to help with planning your GDPR initiative.

Richard Pharro, CEO, APMG International reflects: “If you compare GDPR to health and safety, before it was culturally adopted in the workplace – staff would pile boxes high on shelves, step over electrical leads and smoke in the office.

Today, it is second nature for staff to warn people of a spillage, report a trip hazard, understand that you can’t bring your own electrical items in and just plug in…. Health and Safety has been culturally adopted in the workplace – Ensuring the privacy of people’s data must follow suit.”

This course satisfies a gap in the market

Aimed at individuals from organisations of any size who want to kick-start their data privacy awareness campaign or compliance programme. 

It will help guide you towards understanding this very complex regulation – and provide you with a first foot on the ladder towards you and your organization’s awareness of the GDPR.

This course is presented as a one-day workshop.  At the end of the course you will:

  • Understand the reasons for the new regulation and scope of its application
  • Be able to identify the key participants involved in processing personal data
  • Understand the key principles and conditions that determine the lawful basis for processing
  • Be familiar with the key regulatory aspects impacting organisations and the risks and opportunities they bring
  • Identify your next steps for building a privacy awareness culture and achieving GDPR compliance.
  • Be prepared to take your GDPR Awareness Certification exam.

The GDPR UK awareness training is available as a one-day workshop or an online eLearning course.  It incorporates participative sessions with scenario-based material to help candidates build understanding, stimulate interest and gain commitment to changing their organisation’s culture.

To find out more, visit this page.