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Understanding the GDPR

University of Groningen via FutureLearn

Overview

Understand what the GDPR means for you as data subject, controller or processor

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), aiming to improve data protection for individuals across the EU, became directly applicable. Now, organisations need to be compliant with the new rules and should act immediately.

By developing good knowledge of the GDPR and understanding how it affects you, you will learn about the first steps for making your organisation compliant and can immediately start taking them. You will explore data subjects’ rights, data controllers’ and processors’ obligations, and enforcement and compliance notions in the context of the Regulation.

The course is specifically developed for professionals working for companies, public authorities and bodies, students, and anyone who wishes to know more about data protection and the GDPR, especially those handling personal data.

Taught by

Evgeni Moyakine

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4.7 rating, based on 41 reviews

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  • Pat Bowden completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Comprehensive coverage of the GDPR and why it should be adhered to. I would have liked more examples or guidance of HOW to implement it. Plus common pitfalls to look out for and how to avoid them. It seemed to me that there was a slight attitude of "comply with the GDPR or else you and your company could be fined".

    Some of the material was quite dry but one excellent aspect was how the discussions were linked with the actual clauses of the GDPR.
  • Anonymous
    This course covers all aspects of GDPR and is well presented. It is accessible to all and is very informative.
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    Zane Slocombe
    3

    Zane Slocombe completed this course and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    University of Groningen offer quality courses and the 'Understanding GDPR' was no exception. I recommend it to anyone who is involved in a business in the EU or who deals with the EU as well as anyone involved with any organisation in the Union or transferring...
  • Anonymous
    I've found the course informative and easy to follow. It covers the basic knowledge one needs to know about GDPR, while including links for more detailed learning. The quizzes are great and added more fun in learning.

    I finished the course in about 4 weeks. I would recommend this course. It opens the door in understanding GDPR which is very important when dealing with personal data as well as knowing my rights as data subject.
  • Anonymous
    The course allows students to have a good overall understanding of the GDPR. I already had some knowledge about the GDPR but still learned some new things. It uses clear language, which makes me think that even people with no background in law and/or technology will be able to understand everything. Some interesting extra material is provided. I think this is a good course for people who are taking their first steps in data protection.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I am really satisfied from the course and the material given. Overall, I find it very comprehensive, very informative and well-structured. I highly recomment it to everyone who is interested in GDPR, either personally or profesionally. The tests and discussions...
  • Anonymous
    Es un excelente curso, muy bien diseñado, con ejemplos y explicado con mucha claridad. Tambien ofrece acceso a material adicional. Felicitaciones a la Universidad de Gronigen y a su staff.
  • David Jennings
    2

    David Jennings completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    I did this course in January/February 2018.

    Inevitably the subject matter is quite dry. Parts of Weeks 2 and 3 felt a little bit like an only-slightly-animated version of the legislation itself (this page is about Article 27 and what it means; this page is about Article 28 and what it means).

    But if you want or need to find out what the GDPR might mean for you, this does the job.

    I'm slightly surprised to find that it has run before, because one or two of the videos and texts in the course look to have editing errors. Several participants commented on these, but there was no response.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    An in-depth course, explaining various sections of the GDPR in a very understandable way. It also briefly discusses when other regulations than the GDPR apply.
    I think the course is very complete and informative, and would highly recommend it for any type of organisation and also to any data subjects who are interested in learning more about privacy regulations.
    The course does not appear to be updated from one iteration to the next and could do with a minor update.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    An in-depth course, explaining various sections of the GDPR in a very understandable way. It also briefly discusses when other regulations than the GDPR apply.
    I think the course is very complete and informative, and would highly recommend it for any type of organisation and also to any data subjects who are interested in learning more about privacy regulations.
  • Yass Nshb
    3

    Yass Nshb completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Very useful. I've learnt a lot in just 2 weeks.
    Very educational. I have a law degree but I think there is no need to have a legal background for this course.
    Very useful for anyone aiming to know about personal data protection or to work in this field.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It provides understanding of EU GDPR, the scope, the accountability principles, sanctions and remediation, the roles and responsibilities of controllers, processors, EU member states, EU etc. How data subject, controllers, processors and authorities can engage players in GDPR to seek redress in cases of infringement.

    I love the flow of the topics, quiz and discussion to drive home the lessons learnt. The topic has indeed help broaden my knowledge of the concept and I am ready to take further steps in achieving the goal set for my engagement in data protection regulations.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Thoroughly enjoyed. Parts were a challenge but if it's not challenging, you're not learning! Informative and beneficial as an employee and hopefully in the future as an employer.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Well organized and comprehensive course on GDPR, it delivers a general overview on the main facets of GPPR and the challenges it poses to companies and organizations
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is clearly set out and easy to follow, rendering a complex piece of legislation, which affects us all, accessible and comprehensible
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Great course, really allowed me to get a grip on GDPR basics. I enjoyed using the platform and being able to discuss with other users. It is user friendly, complete to some extent and really well structured. I do think that some quiz questions were pretty obvious making it almost too easy to answer but in general I am really happy to have followed the course and invite anyone who is interested to do so too.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Course was a good introduction to GDPR. I did find some of the context difficult to understand e.g EDPB final decision in "EUDP & the consistency mechanism" section. Liked the bitesize approach to learning. Would recommend it to others.
  • Ronald Huijgens

    Ronald Huijgens completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This is an excellent course to get a better understanding of the concepts behind the GDPR and what the regulation means all EU citizens. For me, it was worth spending the time on this course.
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    MICHAIL SEMERTZIDIS

    MICHAIL SEMERTZIDIS completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    It is an excellent introductory course to GDPR and it clarifies the basic notions of it in an easily accessible manner. I strongly recommend it.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    'Understanding the GDPR' course explains the fundamentals of GDPR very well. It covers topics such as Privacy and data protection, key data protection roles, principles, rights of data subjects, restriction of rights, obligations of controllers and processors,...

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