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Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner- APMG

Special Notices

Note:  delegates on virtual course can now book a remotely proctored GDPR Practitioner exam to be taken at the end of the course.

This Five day comprehensive practitioner course, with independent APMG exam, will provide a practical guide to planning, implementing and maintaining compliance with the new General data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Regulations.

Under the new EU data protection regulations, the appointment of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) will be mandatory for controllers and processors in the public sector. The obligations for this new and challenging role will require insight into cyber threats, risks, data breach management, secure design and secure by default principles, privacy compliance and the legal spectrum of the GDPR.

This course is suitable for data protection officers, HR Professionals, compliance officers, auditors, IT & security Professionals.

On day 5, delegates will sit an independent APMG exam, based upon the materials covered in this GDPR Practitioners course. Successful exam delegates will be provided with an APMG certificate.

Intended Audience                    

This GDPR Practitioner course is primarily aimed at professionals working with IT, Risk, Security, Governance and Compliance roles across public and private sectors. It is also aimed at Marketing Professionals and Project Managers.

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Learning Objectives

Learn to solve GDPR problems to new privacy situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques, and rules in a learnt from the GDPR Practitioner course.

  •   Apply the implementation pathway for GDPR compliance  
    •     Privacy Impact Assessments
    •     Incident Response
    •     Policy Frameworks
    •     E-discovery and data auditing
    •     Privacy by Design / Default
  •   Identify the key differences between the Data Protection Act and the GDPR
  •   Understand the role of the data Protection Officer (DPO) and the new obligations
  •   Develop a plan to address the challenges of building a privacy programme across your organisation
  •   Prepare for managing and reacting to a data breach both from a regulator and commercial perspective
  •   Identify the changing rights of data subjects, consent, data in the cloud and third parties
  •   Model about the enforcement aspects of the GDPR to your organisation

Pre-Requisites

There are currently no prerequisites for this course.

Course Content

Day 1 GDPR & Privacy Legislation

  •   Module 1: Introduction to data protection & privacy
  •   Module 2: GDPR Fundamentals & principles
  •   Module 3: GDPR Rights of the data subject
  •   Module 4: GDPR Controllers & processors
  •   Module 5: GDPR Transfers of personal data to 3rd countries or international organisations
  •   Module 6: GDPR Remedies, liabilities & penalties
  •   Module 7: GDPR Supervisory authorities, co-operation, specific situations
  •   Module 8: Summary of changes

Day 2: Information Governance, Risk Management & Security

Module 1: Information Governance, management, assurance & accreditation

  •   Outline the importance of governance and having some kind of assurance & accreditation program in place if appropriate
  •   Cover different approaches to governance e.g. ISO27001 and NIST
  •   Cover the importance of information asset management control
  •   Outline what assurance and accreditation is and how organisations can use this as part of demonstrating compliance with the GDPR requirements for due diligence

Module 2: Risk management frameworks

  •   Cover what risk is, emphasise the requirement of risk management in GDPR
  •   Cover different risk methodologies that are available and what the objective is
  •   Cover residual risk, risk registers and how organisations need to continually monitor risk

Module 3: Information security, monitoring & incident management

  •   Cover baseline controls
  •   Cover where organisations can find advice and guidance on implementing cyber security e.g. 10 steps, Cyber Essentials, ICO information security recommendations, ISO27032 etc
  •   Cover the importance of monitoring – when not if people get in the network and the importance of having good incident management
  •   Cover incident management process – what is required, how it feeds into the risk process, how it should be used to improve security
  •   Cover reporting procedure

Day 3: Implementation

Module 1: Transitioning from DPA to GDPR

  •   Having covered the law delegates should have a solid understanding of this but cover the changes in depth here for them to understand everything that is changing
  •   Summary of changes based on legal overview document
  •   Use the online ICO self-assessment toolkit for them to understand how they can use that to baseline where they currently are to give them their starting point
  •   Data streaming/data mapping
  •   Auditing current compliance – use of tools like e-Discovery to facilitate this
  •   Identification of policies & procedures which need to be reviewed to bring in line with minimising privacy impact and ensuring compliance

Module 2: Privacy by Design & Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA)

  •   Cover requirement to build in appropriate security from the start
  •   Cover DPIAs
  •   Cover impact for failing to do this (business costs – enforcement of failure to do this will be covered later)
  •   Privacy notices
  •   Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) & privacy

Module 3: Direct marketing & Online profiling

  •   Cover consent with regard to direct marketing – what it means
  •   Cover the issue of online profiling and tracking cookies and what it will require to be compliant with GDPR
  •   The EU PECR is currently in a consultation phase to bring it into line with GDPR – discussion of the implications this will have for organisations

Module 4: Obligations of controllers & processors

  •   How organisations need to ensure that a data subject can exercise their rights
  •   The obligations on controllers and information they need to provide to data subjects when collecting data from data subjects
  •   The obligations when they buy data in
  •   The requirements of notification – to data subjects and others they have passed the data to when a data subject exercises their rights
  •   The obligations on the controller to ensure a processor is compliant with the GDPR
  •   How the change to liability for a breach still doesn’t absolve the controller of their accountability
  •   Records required
  •   Exemption for small organisations although it is likely most will adhere – the records are what best practice and good management require or is information that should be on a DPIA anyway

Day 4: Implementation

Module 1: Cloud & Big Data

  •   Geographic location of cloud
  •   Legal and jurisdictional issues
  •   What big data is
  •   Should we do this vs we can do this – consider repurposing of data issues

Module 2: Staying compliant

  •   Steps and quick wins to achieve compliance
  •   Steps to remain compliant

Module 3: Enforcement & supervisory authority powers

  •   Enforcement regime – summary of the 2%/10 million and 4%/20 million fines
  •   Summary of enforcement powers the ICO will have – urgency requirements to stop all processing of personal data immediately
  •   One stop shop – simplification of administration across the EU
  •   Main establishment determines the supervisory authority
  •   Legal requirement to co-operate with the supervisory authority

Day 5

Independent APMG GDPR Examination

Exams & Certification

Exam Information

    Duration     60 minutes
    Questions     60, multiple choice (4 multiple choice answers only 1 of which is correct)
    Pass Mark     50%
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Online Courses

You may prefer an online course if you are looking for a flexible and cost-effective solution. Online courses allow you to study at your own pace, at a time that suits you.

We have the following eLearning options available:

Virtual Classroom

Virtual classrooms provide all the benefits of attending a classroom course without the need to arrange travel and accomodation. Please note that virtual courses are attended in real-time, commencing on a specified date.

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