People, your biggest asset and greatest risk to GDPR compliance
March 21, 2018 / Leave a comment
It is often said that people are the weakest link in data security and they could also be the weakest link for businesses preparing to comply with the stringent new General Data Protection Regulation about to come into force on 25 May 2018. GDPR tightens up data protection considerably and introduces more accountability and compliance, so that employees need to understand and recognise these additional responsibilities when handling personal data. While GDPR comprises 99 articles, the understanding that employees need can be obtained easily from a new GDPR training course developed by My Learning Hub. The course is available as an ‘out-of-the-box’ package including My Learning Hub’s own learning management system or as a SCORM-compliant version that can be deployed through any compatible LMS. With some organisations being required to implement data protection policies and to draw up data protection impact assessments and documents detailing how they process data, all employees involved in any activities involving data protection will need appropriate information and training. Data breaches will need to advised to the Information Commissioner’s Office within 72 hours, so security will be a key consideration, especially as fines for non-compliance can be a maximum of 4% of global turnover or €20 million. Ensuring that every relevant employee is aware of data protection policies, applies the correct procedures and understands their individual responsibilities is made easier by My Learning Hub’s course, which can be delivered across multiple device platforms and at different locations. It also monitors and records student activity and progress, which will help to form a record of the actions an organisation has taken to comply with GDPR in the event of any data breach or investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office. The course can also be used as a frequent refresher to make sure employees do not become complacent when managing data. While nobody’s perfect, My Learning Hub provides the tools for organisations to prepare employees as fully as possible to achieve data protection compliance in their day-to-day operations.