Develop the skills needed to manage and process personal data in the context of GDPR.

Module overview

CategorySkill set
Concepts
  • Personal data
  • Protecting personal data
GDPR overview
  • Rationale and objectives
  • Scope
Principles
  • Processing personal data
  • Lawfulness of processing
Data subject rights
  • Facilitate rights
  • Exercise rights
Implementation
  • Policies and methods
  • Measures
Compliance
  • Data breaches
  • Enforcement

Main learning outcomes

Successful candidates will be able to manage and process personal data in a manner compliant with relevant regulations. After passing this module, candidates will feel confident implementing a personal data policy, managing risks, facilitating requests, and reacting to breaches. They will be able to:

  • understand concepts relating to personal data and its protection
  • understand the background and scope of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • identify the rights of data subjects and the responsibilities of organisations
  • know how to implement a data protection policy that is compliant with regulations
  • know what to do in the event of a data breach.

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Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for the Data Protection module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.

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