General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Executive Briefing

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.
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(22)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 5, 2018
Duration
23m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(22)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 5, 2018
Duration
23m
Description

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
About the author

John Elliott is a data protection specialist. He helps organizations comply with regulations in a sensible and pragmatic way, balancing business needs, risk and regulations.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

GDPR Essentials: Who Does It Affect?
(Music) The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, aims to protect people's fundamental rights and freedoms in our data-driven, digital society. Unlike other privacy laws, the GDPR is not industry or sector-specific. It applies to all personal data processed by any organization. Because the GDPR is an EU law, I need to quickly make it clear that this executive briefing is not intended to be legal advice. If you need advice in relation to complying with the GDPR, then please consult a qualified lawyer in your own jurisdiction. Although it is an EU law, there are two reasons why the GDPR will affect organizations all over the world. Firstly, because countries that want the free movement of data between their country and the EU will have to adopt similar laws that give the same protection to personal data. Secondly, the GDPR requires organizations that deal with the data of people in the EU to comply with its requirements.