GDPR Awareness

The Principles

8 Lessons Easy

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A short course to introduce you to the principles and responsibilities data controllers and data processors have under GDPR.

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Course Structure


What Are The Principles And What Do They Mean For My Business?

Legality, Transparency & Fairness Principle

Any kind of personal data used by your business must be processed in accordance with the guidelines of GDPR.

Your business also needs to specify the reasons why it is processing Personal Data.

Accuracy Principle

Personal data must always be kept up to date.  There is a risk to the Data Subject if you hold out of date or inaccurate information about them.

Purpose Limitation Principle

You can only use the data you collect for the intended and explicit purpose - which is what data Subjects will grant you Consent for or will define your lawful right to process.

Storage Limitation Principle

There will be a time limit imposed for how long you can store Personal Data.

How long do you really need to keep Personal Data data for?

Minimisation Principle

You should only collect and use the data you really need.

Integrity & Confidentiality Principle

Personal data needs to be safe and only accessed in an authorised way.

GDPR recognises the fact that businesses come in all shapes and sizes.  From one man bands to multinational conglomerates. So it only insists that security measures are “appropriate”.

Accountability Principle

Someone is accountable and responsible for how Personal data is handled, processed or used.  Under GDPR that responsibility flows throughout the processing chain but it is ultimately the responsibility of the Data Controller.