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Privacy Training - European Union Privacy Law


This module provides a basic introduction to privacy law in the European Union. It takes a look at several regulations that have been passed throughout the years regarding privacy as a fundamental human right of citizens in the EU. This privacy awareness training course  has been recently updated to discuss key features and developments regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Trainees will also learn the main differences between EU privacy law and US privacy law.

This privacy training course (~7.5 minutes) contains a video  plus 4 quiz questions.  It can stand alone or can be snapped together with other topic segments and is a great stepping stone to the more detailed Privacy Shield course.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the concept of privacy and several key regulations that have been put in place beginning in 1950 through the present day
  • Understand the main similarities and differences between EU privacy law and U.S. privacy law
  • Understand the scope, applicability and basic terminology of the GDPR
  • Explain how the GDPR defines personal and sensitive data
  • Understand the rights the GDPR provides to persons in the EU

Please see my FAQ page if you would like more detail about GDPR and Privacy Shield training requirements.

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    Daniel Solove Privacy Awareness Training TeachPrivacy was founded by Professor Daniel J. Solove, the leading expert on privacy and data security law. He is deeply involved in the creation of all training programs because he believes that training works best when made by subject-matter experts and by people with extensive teaching experience.

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    TeachPrivacy provides privacy awareness training, information security awareness training, phishing training, HIPAA training, FERPA training, PCI training, as well as training on many other privacy and security topics.

    Professor Solove is a law professor at George Washington University Law School. He has taught privacy law every year since 2000, has published 10 books and more than 50 articles, including the leading textbook on information privacy law and a short guidebook on the subject. His LinkedIn blog has more than 1 million followers. Click here for more information about Professor Solove.