Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to even the need for businesses’ and customers’ data information to flow freely, and the need to protect the rights of the individual and their data.
As a business, you need to be aware of the legal requirements of the GDPR so you can ensure your organization is compliant.
What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation, commonly referred to as the GDPR, is a large-scale European Union regulation that went into effect on May 25, 2018. At a high level, it dictates what rights users have overall data that is collected about them.
This course does not constitute legal advice and that your organization must seek legal guidance in all matters pertaining to GDPR compliance. As we will find out in this course, there are many rights and regulations established within the GDPR, and the penalties for non-compliance can be extremely severe, so please consult with legal counsel.
This course provides an introduction to the GDPR document, we will walk through the fundamental concepts and core principles underlining the GDPR. Specifically, we will be going through the parts of the document most relevant to businesses and organizations. Some parts of the GDPR are written for member states within the EU, outlining their responsibilities, which is not within the scope of this course.