PECB GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

What is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation that will enforce a more robust data protection regime for organisations that operate in the European Union (EU) and handle EU citizens’ data. GDPR protects the personal data of employees, customers and others. Organisations failing to comply with this regulation will be subject to heavy fines and a damaged reputation. Since personal data represents critical and sensitive information that all organisations should protect, such a regulation will help implement appropriate procedures and controls to prevent Information Security breaches. By May 2018, all organisations that operate in the EU should comply with this regulation.

Why is the General Data Protection Regulation important for you?

Since data breaches have become highly sophisticated in recent years, the need for data protection has also increased.

Information Security is crucial to any organisation’s success since it protects sensitive data from unauthorised access, use, replication and destruction. As such, organisations should put in place measures and controls to manage and diminish Information Security risks and comply with GDPR requirements. If organisations fail to comply with the GDPR requirements, the penalties can reach up to 2% of an organisation’s annual turnover. Also, the penalties can amount to 4% of an organisation’s yearly revenue in case of more serious infringements. The implementation of a Privacy Framework, on the other hand, will allow professionals to develop and implement reliable controls that are generally accepted.

Becoming a Certified Data Protection Officer will enable you to acquire the necessary expertise to understand the risks that could harm your organisation and implement the required strategic responses based on the GDPR best practices, requirements and principles.

What is GDPR Certification?

Being GDPR certified means you are legally compliant with the European Union’s Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR training gives the green light to professionals to receive certification from legitimate certification bodies to prove to the EU and clients that they align with the GDPR. 

GDPR certification is crucial if you are interested in being equipped with the necessary knowledge to keep your business compliant and ahead of your competitors and assure your customers that you respect their data privacy. This course will teach you how to redefine how your customer’s data is obtained, stored, processed and secured. 

Benefits of the GDPR Training

PECB offers training courses with exams and certification on Data Protection according to GDPR that will help you to:

  • Protect an organisation’s reputation
  • Minimise security incidents
  • Build customer trust
  • Retain existing customers and attract new customers
  • Facilitate data access
  • Ensure more vigorous enforcement of rules
  • Enable accurate storage of customer data
  • Enable adequate access control

How do I get started with the GDPR Training?

The first step is to get equipped with the GDPR fundamentals, which will help you reach compliance. Our training courses are delivered by experienced trainers who will help you understand the benefits and how they can apply to your organisation. 

You can become certified and distinguish yourself in the competitive market with an adequate combination of focus and dedication. Our experts are here to assist you throughout the entire process.

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