General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training – workshops & online – in Belfast with Briefed

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training - workshops & online - in BelfastThe new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) regulations come in to force across the EU on 25th May 2018. This is widely regarded as the most significant reform of the Data Protection Law over the past 25 years. The UK Government has said that Brexit will not affect your obligations in the future.

So, here are some reasons why you need to take GDPR seriously, and how we can help you meet your obligations – no matter the size of your business.


First let’s scupper a few GDPR myths :

  • It doesn’t affect me
    • This new regulation will potentially affect every business which collects and uses data, particularly if that data is collected online and for larger businesses this will require them to appoint a Data Protection Officer.
  • The risks are worth it!
    • You could always take that attitude, however, you should be aware that to ensure accountability, fines are increasing from the current maximum of €500,000 to €20m or 4% of global turnover.
  • I do not work with Personal Data
    • The EU has greatly expanded the definition of personal data under GDPR, including for example any online identifiers such as IP addresses and including broader economic or cultural information collected.
  • I already get implied consent to collect and store data so not my problem
    • Under GDPR it appears that advertisers must get explicit and informed consent from EU residents.
  • BREXIT will mean it doesn’t affect the UK
    • The Government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect delivery of this important and far reaching change and this regulation will replace the UK’s current data protection laws (Data Protection Act 1998).

May 2018 might seem a long way off but we all know how quickly time moves in business so take some action now. You can read up on what you need to do on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

To help ensure you are fully compliant in time for the May 25th deadline, we have teamed-up with Belfast-based Barrister, Orlagh Kelly of Briefed, to provide both Workshops and e-learning Courses.


Workshop details

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training - workshops & online - in BelfastWe will be running Workshops with Orlagh every month from January – June 2018.

Apart from having already delivered Data Protection training to 600 businesses across the UK – and being featured in Forbes magazine – Orlagh is the Data Protection Trainer for The Law Society of Northern Ireland.

Every business in Northern Ireland will be affected by the new legislation and it is imperative that you begin the process of implementing the changes as soon as possible.

The next Workshop is in Belfast on January 25th.


E-learning opportunities

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training - workshops & online - in BelfastDifferent companies will require different training depending on their use of data. So Orlagh has developed two different training modules that – when completed – will provide your staff with the knowledge they require, and you with the peace of mind that you have fulfilled the training requirement of the GDPR Legislation


Briefed GDPR E-Learning Course (Bronze)

£25.00+VAT per employee

Briefed’s entry level course, designed to ensure your company meets the GDPR mandatory training requirements.

Content includes:

  • The logic behind data protection legislation
  • Introduction to and history of GDPR
  • Key definitions under GDPR
  • Definitions of the 6 GDPR principles and their practical use
  • The rights of data subjects.

Additional benefits:

  • Real-life case studies
  • 20 post training evaluation questions.


Briefed GDPR E-Learning (Silver)

£45.00+VAT per employee

Briefed’s Silver level e-learning is designed for companies for whom the impact of GDPR will be greater. Those that: 

  • Handle larger amounts of data / sensitive data
  • Would be seriously damaged by a publicised breach
  • Would be severely affected by a fine of £17m / 4% of turnover.

Content includes:

  • The logic behind data protection legislation
  • Introduction to and history of GDPR
  • Key definitions under GDPR
  • Definitions of the 6 GDPR principles and their practical use
  • The rights of data subjects
  • Subject access requests
  • The ICO and it’s powers
  • Data Breaches and how to handle them
  • Risks of a data breach
  • International transfers of data
  • Sample crisis situations.

Additional benefits:

  • Real-life case studies
  • 50 post training evaluation questions
  • Monthly reporting.


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