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How Can GDPR Training Help Protect Your Company?

18 September, 2019

It’s been hard to avoid hearing horror stories from those companies which have fallen foul of the EU’s GDPR rulings since they were implemented in May 2018. 

Still, for most organisations, the thought of becoming GDPR compliant is a daunting one - the full text is an incredible 261 pages long, after all. But whilst GDPR might seem a little confusing at first blush, the regulations are actually quite easy to get to grips with, providing you have the right training. 

With significant fines the reality, educating your staff on how to deal with and manage data is imperative. As such, it’s important not to gloss over and to ensure that your staff get all of the knowledge, information, and guidance they might need to operate in a GDPR compliant manner. 

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and is legislation that controls and oversees the collection and processing of personal data. 

The sweeping changes were introduced in May 2018 and have made data processing a far stricter area to operate in. Indeed, the fines are substantial if you’re found to be breaking the new rules. The current punishments outlined fall into two administrative tiers, with fines banded in two brackets:

  1. Up to €10 (£9m), or 2% of annual global turnover, whichever is greater;
  2. Up to €20 (£18.1m), or 4% of annual global turnover, whichever is greater.

With fines as daunting as these, it’s easy to see why so many companies are now ensuring that they handle data very carefully and only use it for the reasons it was given. 

Why Is GDPR Training Important?

By now, it should be clear why GDPR training is vital: it only takes one unwitting mistake to end up being slapped with one of the eye-watering, potentially business crushing fines outlined above. 

Avoiding mistakes begins with training your staff to understand their roles and responsibilities within GDPR. 

With GDPR training courses from Bob’s Business, your staff can better understand their roles and responsibilities within GDPR - without any confusing jargon getting in the way. 

These courses are designed to break down the expectations and responsibilities of your staff whilst improving awareness of GDPR and the personal accountability that comes with it. 

Furthermore, Bob’s Business courses also show measurable changes in the culture of your company. The reporting and management aspects of the course are simplified too, so you don’t have to worry about fighting your way through different statistics to show the effectiveness of the course!

Whether you’re in the public or private sector, every business is under pressure when it comes to GDPR, with huge impacts on both your company’s reputation and resources at stake, so it’s never been more important to invest in GDPR training to ensure that the entire workforce understands the basics of the latest GDPR compliance rulings. 

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