Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation


This course covers the basic principles as well as current technologies and trends, allowing students to quickly achieve an understanding of what privacy and data protection is and how the GDPR affects organizations.


This course is intended to:

  • Anyone in charge of handling information in any capacity
  • Entrepreneurs who need to have a basic knowledge about Information Security
  • Professionals responsible for implementing privacy and data protection governance including:
  • Information Security Professionals
  • Data Protection Officers
  • Security Officers
  • Business Continuity Managers
  • Privacy Officers
  • Legal Officers
  • Compliance Auditors and Officers


No pre-requisites

At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of the GDPR
  • Know Where to find additional information about and explanations of data protection principles
  • Apply the GDPR in day-to-day situations
  • Be accountable to the Supervisory Authority
  • Know The basic steps that should be taken to implement the GDPR

Course outline

Module 1: Legal Context of Privacy and Data Protection
Module 2: The General Data Protection Regulation: The Main Players
Module 3: The House of Data Protection: Foundation and Processing Principles
Module 4: The House of Data Protection: Restrictions and Obligations
Module 5: The House of Data Protection: Communications and Accountability
Module 6: A Short Overview of BS10012 personal information management


This course prepare to the exam S-DPF: Data Protection Foundation