GDPR: Implementation and Beyond

by Becky Reid
access120 days access
cpd hours4 CPD hours

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand GDPR and an individualís rights under it?
  • Know your role as an accountant in lawfully processing data
  • Advise your business and clients on their responsibilities under GDPR
  • Develop GDPR policies and procedures for your organisations
  • Prepare for the next steps in GDPR

The dust has settled. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into force across the EU. But what does it mean in reality for you both as an accountant, and as a data subject?

This course provides a thorough grounding in GDPR, taking you through the basic principles of the regulation.

You will look at what rights data subjects have, and what policies and procedures your or your clientís businesses should have in place. It also provides practical steps you can take to make sure you keep the data you deal with secure.

Basic Principles of European Data Protection Law

  • Why did data protection laws change?
  • What is the GDPR, and which countries does it relate to?
  • What is a Data Protection Impact Assessment?
  • What is the difference between a data controller and a data processor?
  • Do we need to employ a data protection officer?
  • What rights do people have regarding their data?

Lawful Processing of Data

  • What is a lawful basis for processing data?
  • What do we need to know about consent?
  • What do we need to know about legitimate interest?
  • What do we need to know about performance of a contract?
  • What are special categories of data?
  • How does this affect my role in accounting?
  • How can the basis chosen affect you as a data subject?

Governance and Compliance

  • What policies should my organisation have in place?
  • What needs to be included in the data protection policy?
  • What is data breaching and how can it be managed?
  • Keeping data secure
  • What else does the organisation need to consider?

Looking ahead

  • What exemptions are there to the GDPR?
  • What about the ePrivacy Directive?
  • What is data protection by design?
  • What if we need to change our legal bases for processing?
  • How often should data protection policies be reviewed?

Becky Reid is a digital marketing consultant & practitioner with over 20 years marketing experience across, amongst others, automotive, publishing and fire protection industries.

Becky works with small- and medium-sized organisations, helping them to maintain, improve and grow their digital marketing activities. This includes conducting data protection audits and training clients on how to manage their data. Her clients include educational establishments, web agencies, speaker bureaus and publishers.

Becky also speaks at conferences & events on both data protection and other aspects of digital marketing.

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