GDPR – Understanding the basics.

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In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation came in to play across Europe. At nearly 100 pages long, it can be a little overwhelming to wrap your head around. But it’s important that we all, working in the Digital Marketing industry, have an understanding of what it says, and how it can impact us and our partners.

The following course touches on the key aspects of GDPR from a Webgains Point of View –

  • What is GDPR?
  • Who does it impact?
  • What does the different terminology mean?
  • What do we need to do?

Completing this course is a requirement for passing your probation at Webgains, and must be done within the first three months of your employment.

There are numerous resources available about GDPR online. Below are some that you might find useful –

  • The ICO (Information Commissioners Office), the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals, is the online authority for GDPR in the UK. They have some great information on their website here.

  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is a resource for professionals who want to develop and advance their careers by helping their organizations successfully manage these risks and protect their data. In fact, we’re the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community. They have pulled together a useful one-pager about GDPR here.

  • Bird & Bird are a law firm who specialise in data protection – they have a really useful GDPR guide available on their website here.