Put processes in place now to comply with GDPR

March 21, 2018 / Leave a comment

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The 99 articles of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation will harmonise European data protection when they come into force on 25 May 2018. Data ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’ will have to operate using far more stringent processes with organisations with 250+ employees appointing a Data Protection Officer. There will also be more accountability and compliance, which businesses need to understand to avoid massive fines of up to €20 million or up to 4% of global turnover. Grappling with the regulation is time-consuming so My Learning Hub is launching a course to help businesses and other organisations adapt and develop their processes before the May deadline so that they comply from the start. The course is SCORM compliant so can be deployed across an organisation on any compatible learning management system or can be purchased as an ‘out-of-the-box’ system with My Learning Hub’s own LMS. GDPR will require organisations to create and apply data protection policies, make data protection impact assessments, and document how they process data. Any data breaches will have to be advised to the Information Commissioner’s Office within 72 hours. Larger organisations will also have document why data is being collected, what it’s needed for, how long it is stored and technical details of data security measures. In addition, an organisation will have to be able to supply data it holds on an individual when requested by that individual, at no cost to them, and, if requested, destroy the data in some circumstances where it is no longer needed for the original purpose. Businesses need to understand which parts of GDPR apply to them and how they need to adapt their processes to comply. My Learning Hub’s training course can accelerate this and make compliance more straightforward so businesses can meet the May 2018 deadline fully prepared.


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