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GDPR

GDPR infringements regarding the obligations of the controller and processor may be subject to fines of up to €10 million, or 2% of annual turnover, whereas infringements regarding processing, data subject rights or non-compliance with the supervisory authority may be subject to fines of up to €20 million, or 4% of worldwide annual turnover – whichever is higher.

It is your employees who will be processing this data, and so it is imperative that they get the education they need on this new legislation. Thankfully, usecure offer a comprehensive, cost-effective solution, with online security awareness modules that cover the fundamentals of GDPR.

Complying With GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

As of May 2018, any country or organisation that holds the personal data of EU citizens will have to comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). All of the parties involved in the storing and processing of data have their own part to play, and although the language and complexities of regulatory language can be difficult to understand, it is paramount that the importance of this new act is conveyed to your employees to ensure regulatory compliance.

By implementing our effective security awareness programme, you can educate your staff on GDPR compliance - from the differences between ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’ to the distinctions between ‘right to object’ and ‘right to be forgotten.’ It can ensure your team stay up to date on this new legislation and help prevent the incurrence of any costly penalties.

By subscribing to our course, you can:

- Further support your aim of achieving regulatory compliance
- Ensure your employees are kept up to date on new legislation
- Educate yourself on your role within data protection
- Protect your brand reputation
- Help to prevent costly, administrative fines

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It is a new piece of EU legislation that comes into force in 2018 and covers how EU citizen’s data is managed and protected.

Who needs to know about GDPR?

Any organisation that uses or processes an EU citizen’s data is covered by the legislation and therefore needs to know about it. However, the GDPR predominantly focuses on ‘data controllers’ and ‘data processors.’

Why does it matter to me?

All employees within an organisation play a part in ensuring compliance with the new regulation. If an organisation is found to have breached the new law, the financial consequences can be serious. This can also lead to a loss in consumer confidence in the brand.

What is the ‘Right to be Forgotten?’

The ‘right to be forgotten’ is the right that individuals have to request that the data controller erase/forget their personal data without undue delay where it is no longer necessary for the purposes collected. The individual also has the ‘right to be forgotten’ when they withdraw their consent or object to the data processing.