Over the last number of months, we have heard with increasing urgency about the need to prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As of today, we are now facing a 2-month countdown to May 25, 2018.

The GDPR is a once-in-a-generation overhaul of Europe’s Data Protection laws. Although there are many things to consider, the ‘people’ factor of this regulation must not be overlooked. Staff awareness should be a major concern for organisations looking to comply with the new GDPR. However, less than half of Irish businesses are ready for the GDPR, according to a report by the Irish Independent.

Article 39 of the GDPR specifically outlines that staff “awareness raising” and “training” are required.

(EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation)

Guidance from data protection authorities emphasises the importance of making staff aware of the Regulation and for organisations to start integrating this into their compliance project. Therefore, a major priority of every organisation’s GDPR compliance framework should be implementing an employee awareness training programme.

The GDPR Pass has been designed specifically to meet this obligation in a consistent and sustainable manner.

Key Benefits

The GDPR Pass awareness & compliance programme includes the following benefits:

The GDPR Pass is aimed at raising and demonstrating awareness of GDPR amongst all staff. It is typically aimed at organisations that need to train 100+ staff quickly and cost effectively. The course will provide your staff with good quality learning content, ensuring your employees obtain high levels of compliance awareness.

The Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland, Helen Dixon, has recently stated that there will be “no leeway” for companies who do not comply with the GDPR. With significant fines of up to €20 million for non-compliance, it is crucial that your organisation meets all GDPR requirements, particularly those relating to employee awareness training.

Next Steps

With just under two months to go until the GDPR compliance deadline, now is the time to educate your staff and implement your staff awareness training programme. To find out more about the GDPR Pass, visit our website.

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