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GDPR for Business

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Every type of business, no matter its size, holds records of personal data. With this course in GDPR for Business you will learn how to ensure your daily business activities remain GDPR-compliant while reducing the risk of data breaches or fines. This is a must-have skill in any industry.

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Starts 21 Sep — Ends 19 Oct 23

Part-time / evening
  • Live online lectures with an industry expert
  • 5 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week
  • Thursdays, 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
  • €1700, €1,530 with discount code

Secure your place with a 10% deposit and pay the rest in instalments. Flexible payment options available.

Why UCD Professional Academy?

  • Valuable, trusted certification
  • Industry expert lecturers
  • Flexible learning options

GDPR Course Modules

This short course will give you a practical introduction to this area in a straightforward and jargon-free way. You’ll learn how to identify personal data within the business and then take a proactive approach to managing it securely. Businesses that have such information are required by law to manage this data effectively. Understanding your organisation’s obligations, and what the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means for you on a day-to-day basis, is essential for business owners and key staff.

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1. GDPR Overview

An introduction and background to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including key terminology and players and the seven data management principles as they pertain to business.

  • Introduction and background to GDPR
  • Terminology and players
  • The seven data management principles

2. Business Obligations

Understand the compliance obligations of any business that processes personal data, with an emphasis on what employees need to know.

  • Obligations of the data controller
  • Obligations of the data processor
  • GDPR and direct marketing
  • What employees need to know

3. Data Subject Rights

Learn about the various data subject rights and the processes and procedures your organisation needs to have in place to respond to data subject requests.

  • Data subject rights
  • Managing a subject access request
  • The supervisory authority

4. Avoiding Data Breaches

Discover what every organisation needs to do to avoid a data breach as well as what to do in the event of a data breach occurring.

  • Data protection impact assessment
  • Privacy by design
  • Managing a data breach

5. Implementing Compliance

Apply what you have learned through the development of a practical and useful ‘GDPR Compliance Implementation’ plan for your organisation.

  • The data protection officer
  • Compliance implementation plan
  • Pro-active compliance
  • Course summary and review

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Students taking part in this course will now have access to the EBSCO Online Library, free of charge, for the full duration of the course. Here you can browse thousands of relevant journals, articles and other reliable academic and commercial texts like the Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes Magazine, to supplement your learning and assignments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for anyone responsible for ensuring that a business is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or for processing personal data in a business or organisation.

You may be:

• A business owner or entrepreneur

• A professional who handles personal data in the course of their daily duties

• A recent graduate

• Someone who is looking for a promotion or to refocus their existing role

How will this course help with my career?

Understanding of GDPR is becoming a prerequisite in many professional roles. People working in IT, admin, marketing, sales, project management, and HR regularly handle personal data and may need to demonstrate their expertise in this area as businesses seek assurances that employees are managing personal data correctly. Employers understand the value of these skills and are keen to hire employees with a relevant qualification.

There are also specialist roles such as Data Protection Officer, Compliance Officer, and Data Privacy Officer.

What is the student experience like?

Student care is a high priority at UCD Professional Academy, which is why our Student Services team is on hand to support you throughout your time with us. They will respond to any queries you have, help you with any technical issues, and facilitate your learning experience at every point. All students are given access to our Student Portal, where you can see your timetable, access all your study materials, and manage your account.

What is the online learning experience like?

Our online experience is designed to be just as interactive, supportive, and inspiring as the UCD Professional Academy campus experience.

Online courses can be accessed from any computer or laptop with an internet connection.

Live lectures are delivered using Zoom. During these lectures, your teachers will use technology interactively to ensure an engaging learning experience. When appropriate, students will be encouraged to activate their microphones so that they can ask questions and communicate with other students.

How is this course assessed?

If you are studying an online course, your assessment will also be submitted online.

This course is assessed through continuous assessment and a written project in the form of a GDPR Compliance Plan & Toolkit developed for your business. You will have two weeks following the end of the course to complete and submit the final assignment. The written project is generally around 3,000 words (that’s about 5 pages of a standard Word document).

How do I get my certification?

Your UCD Professional Academy certification will be issued electronically on a secure platform, with a link that you can share with employers and others wishing to verify your credentials. You can also add this certification to your LinkedIn profile.

What payment options are available?

A place on any of our courses can be secured with a 10% deposit.

For full-time (boot camp) courses, the balance must be paid in full before course commencement.

For part-time courses, learners will be required to pay 40% of the fees before the start of the course, with the remaining balance due within 30 days of the course commencing.

Please note that standard terms and conditions apply, which you can review here: https://www.ucd.ie/professionalacademy/terms-and-conditions/

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