GDPR Training

GDPR Training Courses

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires workforce privacy awareness training.  Under Article 39, the GDPR includes among the tasks of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) “awareness raising and training of staff involved in the processing operations.”

There are three types of training that are relevant in light of GDPR:

(1) General Workforce Privacy Awareness Training  – basic privacy awareness for the entire workforce

(2) Training About GDPR — training that introduces select employee groups to GDPR (i.e. employees who need to know more about how GDPR works)

(3) Role-Based Training — training for specific roles in organizations, such as designing products and services for privacy or vendor management


General Workforce Privacy Awareness Training

For the general workforce, global privacy awareness training need not make employees experts on the GDPR.  Instead, the training should focus more generally on privacy.  Training should teach employees what to do to protect personal data to respect people’s rights and fulfill the obligations of GDPR. Training should also explain why protecting personal data is important.  The courses below offer privacy awareness training that focuses on core principles of privacy.

Global Privacy and Data Protection

This course focuses on key concepts of privacy common across international jurisdictions as well as explains areas where approaches to privacy diverge.   There are 20-minute and 30-minute versions of the course.

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Dimensions of Data Privacy

This course (~ 25 minutes) covers the same material as the Global Privacy and Data Protection course but with some additional content and in a different style.

The LifeCycle of Personal Data

This course (~ 15 minutes) is a highly-interactive overview of the life cycle of personal data.

Privacy Awareness Training: Lifecycle of Personal Data
Defining Personal Information 

Personal information can be a tricky concept because it is sometimes contingent and contextual.  This course (~ 8.5 minutes) is an overview of how to identify personal information.

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What is Personal Data?

The video (~3.5 minutes) provides a basic introduction to how to identify and define personal data or personally identifiable information (PII).

Privacy Principles

The course (~4 minutes) provides an overview of the basic Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs).

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Training About GDPR

The courses below are for employees who need to know more specific detail about GDPR and related topics.

GDPR Interactive Whiteboard

This program (~5 minutes) is an interactive whiteboard that succinctly summarizes the GDPR. It can readily be used on internal websites to raise awareness and teach basic information about GDPR. It can also be used in a learning management system.

GDPR Training - General Data Protection Regulation Awareness

This course (~7 minutes) provides a brief introduction to the GDPR for lay employees who need to know the basics.

GDPR Training - General Data Protection Regulation Awareness
Privacy Shield

This course (~7 minutes) provides a brief introduction to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.

Privacy Shield Training Course
European Union Privacy Law

This course (~7.5 minutes) provides a basic introduction to privacy law in the European Union. It discusses the main differences between EU privacy law and US privacy law.


Role-Based Training

Some individuals will require more specialized training about new responsibilities they will have under GDPR.  We offer courses for specific, role-based privacy training.


Privacy by Design

To effectively design for privacy, one must identify and assess the various privacy issues that might arise.  This course (~15 minutes) provides a framework to help people spot privacy issues and understand their implications.

The Rude Refrigerator:  A Privacy by Design Story

This vignette (~4 minutes) demonstrates why it is essential to consider privacy issues when designing products and services.

Privacy by Design Training
Vendor Management

Under the GDPR, organizations can be liable if a third-party organization they contract with violates the privacy of an EU citizen.  This course discusses how to select and contract with vendors.

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About Professor Solove and TeachPrivacy

Daniel Solove Data Security TrainingThis resource page was written by Professor Daniel J. Solove.  Professor Solove is a law professor at George Washington University Law School and the leading expert on privacy and data security law. He has taught for 15 years, 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.

TeachPrivacy provides privacy awareness training, security awareness training, phishing training, HIPAA training, FERPA training, PCI training, as well as training on many other privacy and security topics.  TeachPrivacy was founded by Professor Solove, who 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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