Worried you aren’t prepared for new data protection laws coming into effect next May? Haven’t managed to catch one of our free online briefings on the subject? Don’t panic! We've made a recording on the subject.
Many of our members have requested support and training on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and we know it’s a high priority.
Indeed, judging by the results of a recent Jisc survey, most universities appear to be preparing well for the GDPR. Already, 12% have conducted training on this issue, with 71% planning training this year and a further 9% next year.
In terms of FE colleges, 10% have already undertaken training, 37% will up-skill staff this year and 33% in 2018.
Around 400 of you have so far taken advantage of our online briefings. The first 'moving toward GDPR' event ran on 1 August, 2017, and proved hugely popular, with 173 participants. The next one, on 4 September, attracted even more people – 230.
Our training manager Katharine Iles, said:
“We quickly realised there was considerable appetite for information and training on the implications for our members of GDPR, so we decided to make access to support as easy as possible.
One of the presentations, featuring our chief regulatory adviser, Andrew Cormack, has been filmed and is available to view now. We will be arranging more online briefings on other aspects of the GDPR in the future. Keep an eye on our training pages for further details.”
In the video, Andrew describes:
- The main differences between the new regulation and previous data protection law
- The areas organisations will need to include in their GDPR planning
- Document information lifecycles for data processing
In addition, we organise more comprehensive GDPR training days. The next one-day course is in London on 23 November. At the end of the day, and for no extra charge, delegates take the EU GDPR Foundation exam. This 60-minute multiple-choice test is ISO 17024-accredited and set by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ) and registration is open now.
For more information on what the GDPR will mean for your institution, you might like to read Andrew Cormack’s blog on the subject.