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 came into force on the 25th of May 2018 and applies to 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.
GDPR has implications for many organisations, in the EU and abroad. We offer an online GDPR Awareness Training course to assist organisations develop your compliance. This course explains the reasons for the regulation, and the scope of its application, and identifies the key participants in the processing of personal data and their responsibilities. Key principles are covered, and the risks and opportunities, complete with examples. Gaining this certification from APMG will help indicate that you have taken the steps to understand the implications and that a minimum level of knowledge is in place across the business.
This online course takes approximately four hours to complete and is followed by a multiple choice exam.
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.