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University of Groningen offers online course about the EU GDPR

University of Groningen offers online course about the EU GDPR

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On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become binding law. The GDPR aims to improve data protection across the EU and is the most significant change to data protection regulation in 20 years. A new online course, offered by the University of Groningen, provides the necessary insight on how to implement GDPR to comply with the new legislation.

With most of our lives organised online and by using the latest technologies, we rely on IT and utilise it daily to find, share and store information, communicate and conduct our businesses and organisations. The systems and services in the public and private sector keep our economies running. They handle applications for government agencies, process purchase orders, collect payments, etc. by feeding them personal information. As a consequence, personal data is collected and left everywhere, which makes it vulnerable. But are we aware of the risks involved? How do we protect personal data? Know your rights and obligations and comply with the new rules!

What is the GDPR?

The new regulation provides more and stricter privacy rules, more responsibilities for organisations when handling personal data and stricter supervision on processing activities. These new standards imposed by the GDPR require a change in policies and practices. Organisations who fail to comply with the new rules may be faced with major consequences such as complex proceedings and heavy fines. The GDPR not only applies to organisations established in the EU, but also to organisations from third world countries, when processing data of EU citizens.

Understand the legislation and its impact in a unique, online and free course

The University of Groningen has developed a unique online course in which they explain rights and obligations in regards to processing personal data. The course gives the necessary insight on how to implement the GDPR in processing activities in order to comply with the GDPR.

Participants will learn the essentials of the GDPR in a course that will help to increase awareness and knowledge about the EU data protection landscape, enable participants to meet their obligations and benefit from their rights to the fullest extent.

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

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