European Institute of Management and Finance | General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Overview for Non-Privacy Professionals
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Overview for Non-Privacy Professionals

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Overview for Non-Privacy Professionals


All businesses use personal data gathered from customers, suppliers and colleagues in some way or another. It is in the interest of our companies and organisations to protect this data and keep it confidential in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into force on the 25th of May 2018.


The GDPR manages how our business and/or organisations use personal data, how they may collect the data, the situations in which they are permitted to use them, and for how long they can retain them. Moreover, the GDPR enhances the rights of individuals by furthering the rights associated with individuals’ personal data. It also covers the portability of data from one firm to another and encourages businesses to set up processes and products in a safe and proportional way. Penalties for non-compliance can be severe including significant fines and reputational damages.


Therefore, it is vital that all professionals are familiar with the “Brave New World” of the GDPR.



Training Objectives


By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic Definitions of the GDPR
  • Comprehend the needs for businesses and organisations defined in the GDPR
  • Define what are personal data according to the GDPR
  • Acknowledge the importance of compliance with the GDPR
  • Understand the basic principles of GDPR compliance



Training Outline


  • Introduction to the GDPR
  • Main Definitions of the Regulation
  • What is Personal Data?
  • Territorial and Material scope of the GDPR
  • Basic principles of being GDPR Compliant



Training Style


The programme is designed to deliver knowledge and enhance participants’ knowledge about the GDPR via short lectures, case-studies and practical examples. Most of the training’s time will be invested in analysing the basic principles of the GDPR that will help participants understand how to solve basic data problems in their businesses and organisations.



Who should attend


The programme is ideal for non-privacy professionals of all disciplines, levels and industry sectors.