What is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation that will enforce a stronger data protection regime for organizations that operate in the European Union (EU) and handle EU citizens’ data. GDPR constitutes the protection of personal data of employees, customers and others. In case organizations fail to comply with this regulation, they will be subject to heavy fines and damaged reputation. Considering that personal data represents critical and sensitive information that all organizations should protect, such a regulation will help put in place appropriate procedures and controls to prevent Information Security breaches. By May 2018, all organizations that operate in the EU should comply with this regulation.
Why is the General Data Protection Regulation important for you?
Considering that data breaches have become highly sophisticated in the recent years, the need for data protection has increased as well.
Information Security is crucial to the success of any organization since it deals with the protection of sensitive data from unauthorized access, use, replication and destruction. As such, organizations should put in place measures and controls to manage and diminish Information Security risks and comply with GDPR requirements. In case organizations fail to comply with the GDPR requirements, the penalties can reach up to 2% of an organization’s annual turnover. Also, in case of more serious infringements, the penalties can amount to 4% of an organization’s annual revenue. 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 have a negative impact on your organization and implement the required strategic responses based on the GDPR best practices, requirements and principles.
What is GDPR Certification?
Being GDPR certified means that you are legally compliant with the new European Union’s Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR training gives the green light to professionals to receive certification from legitimate certification bodies to prove both to the EU and clients that they are in line with the GDPR.
GDPR certification is crucial if you are interested to be equipped with the necessary knowledge to keep your business compliant and ahead of your competitors as well as assure your customers that you respect their data privacy. This course will teach you how to redefine the way your customer’s data is obtained, stored, processes and secured.
Benefits of the GDPR Training
PECB offers training courses with exam and certification on Data Protection according to GDPR that will help you to:
PECB Certified GDPR training courses available
Learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation through PECB’s training courses listed below. During the training course you will learn all the necessary tools and methods that will enable you to assist your organization in achieving and maintaining its compliance with GDPR requirements.
GDPR - Certified Data Protection Officer
The PECB Certified Data Protection Officer training course enables you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills, and develop the competence to perform the role of the data protection officer in a GDPR compliance program implementation.
Instructor - Led Online Training
Online classes are conducted through LIVE video streaming, where learners can interact with the instructor by speaking, chatting and sharing screen, on a specific day and time and with a set duration.
After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.
Duration: 3 Hours
Retake Exam: Yes