Understanding General Data Protection Regulation

11 modules


Course Length
90 mins

Mary Seery Kearney

17 Aug 2018



Please note you will have online access to complete your course for 30 days only from the date of your enrolment. Once completed you will receive your certificate via email. Upon completion or after this 30 day period, you will no longer have access to the modules.

Course Content

The Data Protection Acts, 8 Principles of Data Protection, Information Security and The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Unit 1 Introduction to GDPR

  • Understanding the meaning of GDPR
  • Key definitions

Unit 2 Privacy and Data Protection

  • Understanding Privacy

Unit 3 Origins of our Data Protection Law

  • Understanding the changes to our legislation

Unit 4 Basic Fundamentals of GDPR

  • Scope of GDPR
  • Who does GDPR apply to
  • What does GDPR apply to
  • Key Data Protection Roles

Unit 5 Data Protection Principles

  • Principals of GDPR
  • Consent
  • Lawfulness of Processing
  • Accountability & Governance
  • Privacy by Design

Unit 6 Data Subject Rights

  • Individual rights

Unit 7 Obligations of Controllers and Processors

  • Accountability
  • Record keeping
  • Security
  • Breaches and Notifications
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Transfer of Data
  • Rights to Privacy
  • Supervisory Authority

Unit 8 GDPR Enforcement and Compliance

  • National Supervisory Authorities
  • The European Data Protection Board
  • Liabilities and Sanctions
  • Learners Assessment

On completion of the course students are required to complete an end of course learners assessment consisting of 20 multiple choice style questions. You will have 2 attempts to complete the Quiz and must achieve 80% in this assessment in order to achieve your certification.


At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of the GDPR.
  • Be able to describe what information falls under the GDPR and what doesn’t.
  • Have the necessary knowledge to implement GDPR compliant procedures.
  • Know what is expected in regards to data security.
  • Know what rights Individuals have under the GDPR.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Understanding GDPR

Learning Credits

Skills Team Honour Code
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Module 1: Privacy and Data Protection
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Module 2: Origins Of Our Data Protection Law
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Module 3: Introduction to GDPR
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Module 4: Basic Fundamentals of the GDPR
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Module 5: Data Protection Principles
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Module 6: Data Subject Rights
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Module 7: Obligations of Controllers and Processors
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Module 8: GDPR Enforcement and Compliance
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Final Exam: Understanding General Data Protection Regulation
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