Updated: Apr 25
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has proven to be a challenge for companies both inside and outside of the European Union. The challenge persists for companies across all industries looking to achieve the GDPR’s rigorous data privacy and security standards. Preparing staff members to operate within GDPR guidelines is a key requirement of the regulation.
The Importance of Employee GDPR Training
Employee training is always an important aspect of compliance for data protection. To maintain GDPR compliance, It is critically important that every staff member understands how their job duties are impacted by the regulation and how their can help ensure corporate-wide compliance.
A comprehensive GDPR training program will typically include the following:
Instruction to All Staff Members on the Basics of Data Protection
Each staff member must achieve a basic understanding of data protection as this is often considered the first line of defense. This aspect of GDPR training often addresses such topics as:
An introduction to the GDPR and its goals in protecting privacy
A review of the penalties that it carries as well as the impact a breach can have on the corporate brand
An overview of the main principles of the regulation and their impact on company operations
Information sources for employees to get additional information
Additional Training to Employees who Require Specialized Knowledge
Additional GDPR training is often called for to support employees is certain job roles, such as:
Customer-Facing Employees- Employees who work in departments that have frequent customer interactions (call center employees, for example) will need to attain an understanding of the issues customers might ask about, including the Right to Erasure and the Right to Data Portability
Marketing Staff- Your Marketing team will need to become familiar with the new rules regarding consent
Data Analytics Staff- Any employee that deals data analytics must understand the rules pertaining to profiling
Human Resources Staff – All Human Resources workers must learn how to manage employee data
Board -Your Board members will need to understand about the penalties under GDPR
eLearning for GDPR Training
In recent years, as cloud-based technologies have continued to evolve and have become a larger piece of a company’s technology strategy, eLearning has emerged as a powerful option in all aspects of employee training, including compliance.
With eLearning, there is no need for a large up-front or ongoing investment in infrastructure, space and maintenance. Instead, SaaS-based eLearning allows companies to acquire the learning capacity and tools they need on a subscription basis. They can then leverage this secure and robust infrastructure to roll out their GDPR training courses and activities.
LMS Portals for GDPR Training
LMS Portals provides corporate clients with a powerful platform for SaaS-based eLearning, Our system allows you to quickly and easily build, deliver, manage, and monitor all of your GDPR training content and activities. And the platform includes robust supporting tools for employee onboarding, messaging, analytics, and more.
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