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Data Protection Compliance in the Workplace

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) advises it is good practice to provide all staff with data protection training on or shortly after starting employment. Legal Island’s Data Protection in the Workplace eLearning course is tailored specifically to provide your employees with comprehensive training and you with an evidence trail for the DPC, should a data breach occur.

What is GDPR?  

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest development in data protection legislation in decades. In essence, it is designed to bring controls on how organisations process personal data into line with 21st-century developments, like social media, e-commerce, mobile data and the cloud.

Fines of up to €20m or 4% of your global turnover could be imposed. If you have not prepared for the GDPR you will be exposing your organisation to those massive fines and the public relations nightmare that is sure to follow. Your reputation could be ruined. But the good news is even though the GDPR deadline date has passed, it's not too late to become compliant.

You can make your systems and contracts GDPR compliant and you can bring your workforce up to date with all staff training. Data protection compliance training reduces the likelihood of data breaches at work and significantly strengthens your defence when dealing with the Data Protection Commissioner.

Click here to get FREE instant access to review Legal Island’s Data Protection in the Workplace eLearning training on behalf of your organisation

Why is Data Protection compliance training important?

Today’s technology is becoming increasingly more advanced which makes computer systems harder to penetrate. Hackers now rely heavily on human error

Training is essential as an employee must comply with the new law and understand the risks to the organisation’s reputation, the fines the organisation may face and their own personal risk of disciplinary action or even dismissal if they are involved in a data breach.

Raising your employee’s awareness through data protection eLearning training will help ensure compliance with the principles of GDPR, and reduce the likelihood of data breaches caused by human error.   

Who needs Data Protection training?

In a recent report, Managing Insider Risk through Training & Culture, data protection and privacy training professionals stated that their employees are their weakest link when it comes to information security. 

To reduce the likelihood of a data breach it is good practice to provide all staff with data protection training on or shortly after starting employment with regular refresher updates throughout their employment.

What does this course cover?

This course was designed specifically for organisations based in Ireland by a team of data protection experts and lawyers. 

Topics covered within the course include:

  • The principals of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Subject access requests
  • Reporting data breaches
  • Data privacy & security
  • Cyber security

This course is regularly updated and has been developed using real-life scenarios.  The course includes an assessment at the end (with a minimum pass score of 80%), ensuring all staff are kept fully updated with the latest data protection legislation.


Our base price is €40 per user, however, economies of scale apply.

Here’s what your peers say about our compliance training.

"An interactive and engaging eLearning experience, giving a good grounding in the principles and application of the Data Protection legislation - suitable for any organisation handling personal data."

Dorothy Quinn MSc RM BSc Econ, Managing Director, DeeQue

"The course materials were easily understood and the key information was in a format and style that was interesting, relevant and delivered in a clear and concise manner. The examinable component of the course was clearly linked to the course learning objectives. Overall, a very worthwhile and valuable exercise."

Claire O'Donoghue, Human Resources Directorate, Irish Aviation Authority

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