In this first of a four-part series, you are introduced to the essential elements of the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, in practical terms. Sometimes it can be quite difficult to know whether you are dealing with data protection as you collect information from customers and prospective customers. This is where the GDPR comes into play, which became binding in all European Union countries on May 25, 2018. The GDPR has already had a significant impact on many companies. Learn about data protection, as well as how to stay legally compliant, through this on-demand lesson.

Even seemingly innocuous statements you make online may catch up to you. When this happens, you may be confronted by information about yourself that, in a different context, may not seem so harmless. You could have personal data misinterpreted, or private medical information become available to strangers. Naturally, you would want this information protected. That is the main objective of the GDPR – to protect personal data. The GDPR applies to data specifically attributed to a natural person. This course explains what this means to organizations as they collect different types of information.

All companies based in the EU that process data from citizens of the EU are affected by the GDPR. This course explains how the GDPR affects companies operating in the EU and serving customers residing in the EU. It is clear the GDPR has global implications, and understanding its principals is critical for countless companies. Through this series of training videos, you will gain the understanding necessary to help your business comply with the GDPR’s requirements.