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The Importance of eLearning for GDPR Training

Updated: Apr 25, 2021

GDPR eLearning Importance

Back in January 2012, the European Commission set forth its plans for the implementation of data protection restructuring across the European Union with the goal of introducing policy that would prepare Europe for the ‘digital age'. Roughly four years later, an agreement was reached on what that policy would entail, along with a plan for enforcement. The key piece of the reform was introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which outlined the EU framework for data privacy and protection for organizations in all member-states. This most stringent privacy policy introduced to date would impact businesses and individuals across Europe, and beyond.

What is the GDPR?

As the new European regulation for the protection of the data and privacy of individuals in the European Union (EU), the GDPR is not a directive but a regulation. As such, it does not require any national governments to pass any enabling legislation. The GDPR became directly binding, and enforceable as in May of 2018. Importantly, the GDPR also covers the use and export of personal data outside of the EU in that it addresses to any private data that a company collects pertaining to a European national or corporation. This includes employees, customers, suppliers, and business partners.

How GDPR will Affect Your Organization

If your organization handles personal data pertaining to EU citizens, then you must understand the regulation and operate within its guidelines. Under the GDPR Individuals are granted rights over their own personal data, and your company will need to prove that you implemented the proper processes and procedures to safeguard this data. And the GDPR does not simply apply to IT workers as anyone in your organization that can access personal data must be aware of and understand the rules of GDPR.

eLearning for GDPR Awareness and Training

GDPR awareness and employee training can be effectively accomplished using eLearning tools. In leveraging eLearning technologies for GDPR training, you can be sure that employees can cost-effectively and conveniently access the learning content they need to do their jobs within GDPR guidelines. In best practice, your GDPR training should be an ongoing effort, rather than a one-off session.

Utilizing a Learning Management System for GDPR Training

A Learning Management System or “LMS” is the software application that support eLearning. It is the engine that increasing drives all types of corporate eLearning programs and includes a server component that manage such core functionality as building and delivering courses, authenticating users, and offering all of the analytics regarding engagement and utilization. As LMS also provides a user interface (UI) for use by administrators, instructors and students.

LMS Portals for GDPR eLearning

LMS Portals provides a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows our clients and partners to launch and manage multiple, private eLearning environments for GDPR and other types of corporate training. Using LMS Portals, you can launch and manage customized eLearning portals on-demand, with each portal offering its own branding, user onboarding, collaboration tools, analytics, and more.

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