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25 Videos (1h 46m)
    • Course Introduction

    • GDPR - rationale and overview - Introduction

    • Background

    • Key roles and definitions

    • Increased penalties

    • Exemptions

    • Practical implications

    • Summary and conclusions

    • Principles and accountability - Introduction

    • Data protection principles

    • Accountability principle

    • Practical implications

    • Summary and conclusions

    • Individual rights - Introduction

    • Data subjects rights

    • Business impact

    • Practical implications

    • Summary and conclusions

    • Applying the GDPR - Introduction

    • Subject access requests

    • Direct marketing implications

    • Personal data breach notification

    • Practical implications

    • Summary and conclusions

    • Course - Summary and conclusions


About This Class

What will I learn?

  • Why data protection regulation is necessary
  • To interpret the GDPR principles and a data subject’s rights
  • How to deal with a subject access request
  • The impact of GDPR on direct marketing
  • To determine GDPR compliance actions for a personal data breach



  • No specific pre-requisites



The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is enforced from May 2018.  It affects all organisations and businesses anywhere in the world, that process the personal data of EU citizens.


GDPR headlines are all about the fines – up to €20 million or 4% of global turnover.  Fortunately, the supervisory authorities aim to encourage organisations and businesses to apply sound data protection principles.


That’s what this ‘GPDR – in a nutshell’ course is all about. 


It explains the rationale for data protection regulation and provides an overview of the GDPR.  It outlines the six data protection principles and accountability principle.  It explains the new and enhanced data subjects’ rights.  Significant compliance issues, such as subject access requests, the impact on direct marketing and personal data breach reporting are considered.


This is an introductory, GPDR staff awareness course.  It concentrates on the compliance issues and concerns faced by small businesses and organisations.


Course content and overview

This GDPR awareness training is structured around four standalone topics

  • GDPR – rationale and overview
  • Principles and accountability
  • Individual rights
  • Applying the GDPR


This course comprises of 25 lectures and approx 1.5 hours of lecture content.  Each topic divides into several short lectures.  Lectures typically last 4-8 minutes.  For each topic, are resources: i.e. a downloadable lecture pdf and a topic bibliography.


Course topics


GDPR – rationale and overview

This topic introduces the GDPR.  The GDPR’s background, key roles and definitions are outlined.  The increased penalties and exemptions are described.


Principles and accountability

This topic introduces the six data protection principles underpinning the GDPR.  The overarching accountability principle is explained.


Individual rights

This topic outlines the individual rights that EU citizens have under the GDPR.  It also considers the business impact of serving those rights.


Applying the GDPR

This topic considers three challenging GDPR compliance subjects.  These are: subject access requests (SARs), the impact on direct marketing and personal data breach reporting.



Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who works with, or is responsible for personal data
  • Anyone seeking an introduction to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


12 of 13 students recommendSee All

This is a great course that outlines GDPR requirements in a very structured and well-understood way. The instructor is knowledgeable about the topic and gives good advice on various aspects one might have skipped or didn't comprehend correctly when reading the legislation itself. Of course, it doesn't provide enough information to become fully GDPR compliant but definitely serves as a bridge to becoming more informed about the regulation and names what steps to take next.
One of the best courses I have attended about GDPR. David has a very well structured approach of explaining the course. I would recommend this course to everyone who is either involve in GDPR project or have any kind of business within Europe, because GDPR effects everyone regardless of the size of an organisation. Learn and teach before it's too late and you get heavily fined for being not complianced. Regards, Zafar





Dr David Chapman

Information Security trainer

Hi, I'm David Chapman from CHL, a small UK company providing online information security and programming skills training.

I hold PhD in small firm information security from Coventry University.

As a practitioner, I am actively involved in cloud-based platform-as-a-service application deployment. I have project managed - classically and increasingly through Agile - many small and medium-sized information system implementations. I have also developed and delivere...

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