The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union. Essentially, the GDPR seeks to give all EU residents the right to know and control the use, storage, transfer, and deletion of their personal data. This regulation comes into force on the 25th of May 2018 and includes any New Zealand organisation that sells goods or services to citizens of the EU, and any organisation that processes or monitors the personal data of EU residents.
The introduction of the GDPR could hold implications for many organisations, in the EU and abroad. Many companies will have to undergo a cultural change to ensure everyone is aware of their new responsibilities and compliant with specified regulations. We are now offering an online GDPR Awareness Training course to assist organisations with this transition. This course will explain the reasons for the new regulation, and the scope of its application, and identify the key participants in the processing of personal data and their responsibilities. Key principles are covered, and the risks and opportunities that arrive, complete with examples. Gaining this certification from APMG will show that organisations have taken the steps to educate their teams, and that a minimum level of knowledge is in place across the business.
This online course takes approximately 4 hours to complete and is followed by a multiple choice exam.
There is only one week until the GDPR is enforced, so if you feel you or your team may need to develop your understanding and ensure your processes are compliant, consider investing in this training.
The New Zealand privacy regulations are also being reviewed and there is a chance New Zealand could adopt similar provisions to those in the GDPR.