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GDPR - in a nutshell

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EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – key awareness topics

What you'll learn:
  • Rationale & overview
  • Data protection principles
  • About data subjects’ rights
  • Accountability
  • Breach notification
  • International data transfers

What Will I Learn?

  • About the GDPR and its penalties

  • Of the GDPR’s principles and individuals’ rights

  • How the accountability principle helps demonstrate compliance

  • About personal data breaches and notification obligations

  • Of international data transfer requirements


  • No specific pre-requisites


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects organisations worldwide, processing the personal data of people within Europe.

GDPR headlines focus on fines – up to €20 million or 4% of global turnover.

Fortunately, regulators encourage organisations to apply sound data protection principles.

That’s what this ‘GPDR – in a nutshell’ course is all about.

It explains the GDPR’s rationale and gives an overview. It outlines the six data protection principles and the accountability principle. It presents the eight data subjects’ rights. Breach notification obligations and international data transfer requirements are also considered.

This is an introductory, yet comprehensive GPDR awareness course.

Course content and overview

Covers six key data protection topics

  • GDPR – rationale and overview

  • Principles

  • Individuals’ rights

  • Accountability

  • Breach notification

  • International data transfers

With 24 short lectures.

Nearly 2-hours of video.

Including real-life GDPR non-compliance stories.

6 multiple choice quizzes.

A pdf course workbook with indicative solutions.

And a pdf ‘GDPR – in a nutshell’ poster.

Course topics

GDPR – rationale & overview

The GDPR’s background, early legislation, scope and key terminology. Considers regulation, litigation, supervision, sanctions & penalties.


Introduces the GDPR’s six data protection principles.

Individuals’ rights

Outlines the eight rights the GDPR grants to individuals.


Explains the overarching accountability principle.

Breach notification

Defines a personal data breach and explains breach notification obligations.

International data transfers

Considers adequate data transfer safeguards, EU/US transfers since the Schrems II decision and EU/UK transfers post Brexit.

Who is the target audience?

  • Customer-facing staff dealing with personal data

  • Those seeking a comprehensive introduction to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR

Taught by

David Chapman, PhD

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