GDPR Awareness


1 hr 30 min–2 hr

BackgroundCourse Overview
The history of UK GDPR

UK GDPR stands for the retained EU law version of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

In April 2016 the General Data Protection EU 2016/679 Regulation (now known as EU GDPR) was adopted in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), and became enforceable from 25 May 2018.

The UK ceased to be member of the EU on 31 January 2020 (Brexit) and following an 11-month transition period that ended on 31 December 2020, the retained EU GDPR operates in domestic law under the new name the ‘UK GDPR’. The UK GDPR came into effect on 1 January 2021. 

It is essential that employees – especially management, are trained on how to handle personal data legally. Online GDPR training and frequent refresher training can help your organisation ensure compliance with data protection laws in the most practical and efficient way possible.

Yes. UK GDPR training is a legal requirement for all personnel involved in the processing of United Kingdom Citizens’ personal data.

GDPR training outline

Our UK GDPR training course is extensive, in-depth and ideally suited for an organisation’s Data Protection Officers and those who frequently handle personal and sensitive data. It features:

  • A completion time of 1 hour 30 mins – 2 hours.
  • 24 quiz questions, and a branded certificate upon completion.
  • Course progress is saved automatically: Learners can resume where they left off at any time.
  • Clear referencing on every page showing learners exactly where the information is from: which recital, which article, and which ICO guidance.

This UK GDPR online training course has been produced in conjunction with the law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR).

This course’s content has been designed to inform all types of organisations and staff about the UK GDPR law.

There is an alternative condensed UK GDPR training course with a completion time of only 15 – 20 minutes also available.

Safesmart delivers UK GDPR training for your organisation through Smartlog – our comprehensive health & safety compliance software.

Course Content

The purpose of GDPR – Why the UK GDPR exists, its practical purpose, and the different types of data that exist.

Differences between the Data Protection Act 1998 and the UK GDPR

How to fully comply with the UK GDPR – What your obligations are when processing personal data, and how to comply with these obligations.

What the UK GDPR permits for your organisation – What your organisation is allowed to process: different industries have differing obligations and permissions when processing personal (and sensitive) data.

What the UK GDPR does not permit for your organisation – The limitations that GDPR applies to your organisation’s data processing activities.

How to implement the UK GDPR compliance – An organisational guide to complying with GDPR and avoiding data misuse or breaches.

This course has quiz questions and issues a certificate upon completion.

This course is certified by the CPD Certification Service

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