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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Executive Briefing

by John Elliott

The European Union’s GDPR is a wide-reaching law that affects organizations across the globe. This course addresses the essential aspects of the GDPR: who it applies to, what it requires, and the consequences of non-compliance.

What you'll learn

Executives need to understand the legal and regulatory environment their organizations operate within. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all organizations in the European Union (EU) and to any organization that processes the personal data of anyone in the EU: it has a global reach. In this course, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Executive Briefing, you will learn about the four essential elements of the GDPR. First, you will discover the core data protection principles that underpin the regulation. Next, you will explore the rights given to people whose data is being processed by an organization and the obligations imposed on that organization. Finally, you will understand how to interpret the GDPR and what can happen when things go wrong. When you’re finished with this course, you will have a high-level understanding of the GDPR that is essential for every executive and IT professional.

About the author

John Elliott is a specialist in regulated security and data protection. His fascination is the way that people engage with security directives: whether that’s a company following external regulation, an information security team developing policies, an IT team following them, or a colleague who is just trying to do their job securely. John has led information security and data protection functions in aviation and financial services. He’s represented both Visa Europe and Mastercard on the PCI S... more

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