Looking for additional GDPR training resources? Check out this list of legal documents, educational portals, blogs, and videos that can help your employees better understand GDPR.

Regulation (EU) 2016/679

The official PDF of the GDPR regulation that was put into effect on May 25, 2018 is 88 pages and outlines all 99 articles and 173 recitals. 

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GDPR.eu is a helpful resource for quickly finding all 99 articles and 173 recitals of the regulation. It also includes guides and checklists that walk through how the regulation may apply to you. 

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Data Protection Overview

The European Commission’s official page for GDPR provides an overview of the data protection regulation, the rights of residents to protection of personal data, and the reform of rules. It also provides additional GDPR resources answering some frequently asked questions.

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GDPR Training Course

This Training Express Ltd course is designed to explain what is expected of businesses handling data security so that individuals can implement a GDPR compliance strategy at their companies. This course is accredited by the CPD and offers instant e-certification.

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TechGDPR Blog

The TechGDPR is written by GDPR consultants and privacy and technology experts who are committed to supporting technology companies with their privacy and GDPR compliance challenges. It covers a variety of topics, including GDPR training, the relationship between AI and privacy, and more.

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Data protection self assessment toolkit

This online assessment toolkit from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office helps small to medium-sized organizations assess their compliance with the UK GDPR and find out what more they need to do to keep the personal data they collect safe. 

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GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Training Courses

IT Governance’s GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses are led by an experienced privacy consultant. They provide a structured learning path for both employees who need a complete introduction to the regulation and for managers who need the specialized knowledge and skills required to get GDPR compliant.

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What is GDPR training?

GDPR training refers to training programs designed to inform employees about GDPR's key principles, regulations, and best practices for handling personal data. Often incorporating interactive modules and videos, this training teaches employees about data protection responsibilities, risk management, and the importance of safeguarding personal information and can help ensure compliance with GDPR requirements.

Is GDPR training mandatory?

Yes, GDPR training is brought up as a requirement twice in GDPR. First, under Article 39, the responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) include “awareness raising and training of staff involved in the processing operations.” Also, under Article 43, the law requires “the appropriate data protection training to personnel having permanent or regular access to personal data.”

Who needs GDPR training?

Employees who are involved in data processing of EU residents need GDPR training. By ensuring that all relevant personnel are trained on GDPR principles and requirements, organizations can enhance data protection practices and minimize the risk of non-compliance.