GDPR in the Workplace.

Employers need to consider and implement changes to ensure that their business is compliant with  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as actively demonstrate their compliance. This online course focuses on some of the key areas that GDPR has an impact on in the workplace and is suitable for small business owners, Human Resource professionals or employees with responsibility for managing staff.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the basic data protection principles
  • Recognise the legal bases for processing personal data
  • Gain insight to pseudonymisation, data protection by design & default and automated decision-making
  • Have an overview of how GDPR impacts technology in the workplace, recruitment and third party processors
  • Understand the increased rights of the employee
  • Know what to do next

Course Content

GDPR in the Workplace

  • Processing Personal Data
  • Data Protection Principles
  • Lawfulness, Fairness & Transparency
  • Legal Basis for Processing Data
  • Special Category Data
  • Security of the Data
  • Pseudonymisation
  • Data Protection by Design & Default
  • Automated Decision-making
  • Technology in the Workplace
  • Recruitment
  • Third-party Processors
  • Increased Rights of Employees
  • Responding to a Subject Access Request


Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for small business owners, Human Resource professionals or employees with responsibility for managing staff.

How long does the course take to complete?

The course, which is delivered online, takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.  You do not have to complete the course in one sitting and can pause, and come back to the course content at a later stage, as you see fit.

Do I need to have previous GDPR training to complete the course?

No previous training is required to complete the course.

How will I be assessed?

There will be an exam at the end of the course, you will need to reach a mark of 80% or more to receive a certificate of completion.

Benefits of GDPR Training

Businesses must ensure they are taking a considered approach to data security and train all employees. Even if a business has appropriate organization and security measures in place their employees could accidentally bring potential data security or accidentally ignore a subject access request.

GDPR needs to be consistent and not treated as a one-off project. Your business needs to stay up to speed with annual training and ensure your business knows how GDPR will impact your employees and your customers. Fines can be imposed therefore your business needs to assess the cost of implementation versus a potential fine.