On the 25 May 2018 the Data Protection Act 1998 was replaced by a new piece of legislation called the EU General Data Protection Regulation (better known as the GDPR). The General Data Protection Regulation applies to businesses and public-sector organisations of all sizes, enforcing new guidelines and regulations for data handling.
To help your organisation with GDPR, and to help you have a better understanding about the new legislation including how it impacts how you communicate with customers and how you handle any information you store about them, we have put together some free resources for your business.
A free GDPR overview to help you understand the changes
There are several key changes between the Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR that you, as a risk owner, should be aware of. To help you understand them, we have created a free GDPR overview to explain these changes.
We have also created a full The Essentials of GDPR course that goes into deeper detail, covering the key purposes of the new GDPR legislation and demonstrating what you can do to achieve best-practice in an engaging and informative way.Register for free overview View full course
How much knowledge do you have about GDPR? Do you know what it stands for? Who it applies to? What about the rights of data subjects? What is the maximum fine?
To see how well you understand the new legislation, take our quiz and see how you score.Take the quiz
A guide to GDPR – What businesses need to know
GDPR at a glance: Who does GDPR apply to? Is your business affected? If you need further information to see how the change in legislation might impact your business, click below to see our guide for organisations.GDPR: A guide for businesses
We have written a number of articles explaining what you need to know about meeting your GDPR obligations for your organisation.
GDPR in children and adult services
Information sharing is a critical aspect of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. So how can you make sure the correct information is shared once the GDPR comes into force?
Five ways your charity can prepare for GDPR
The new GDPR legislation affects all charities. Personal information or financial details of employees, donors and volunteers will all be subject to GDPR.
How data protection regulation is changing
Significant changes between the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR include:
- There will be more emphasis on how an organisation is using data
- Businesses will require explicit consent in order to process user data
- Organisations will require parental consent when it comes to data of a minor
- Data subjects will have strengthened rights on how their data is used
Watch the video for a quick overview.
What organisations will now be required to do
This infographic highlights what organisations will now be required to do to comply with GDPR. These obligations include how data subjects must have clear notifications of data purpose, obtaining consent and evidence to consent.Download infographic
Interactive game - Can you escape the confusion based around GDPR?
Your mission is to use the clues in each room in order to find the correct combination and progress to the next level.
You will be timed in each room, so see how quickly you can solve each puzzle for the quickest overall time!
Good luck!Play GDPR Game
How Virtual College can help with GDPR
Virtual College can help your organisation become GDPR ready. Click to read about more resources that can help your business with staff management, compliance training and internal audits.
Top tips on how to choose your LMS for compliance
As compliance and legislation are always being updated, it can be difficult for businesses to keep on top of everything. The type of learning management systems (LMSs) you will need will depend on the size of your organisation and the compliance challenges you are facing.
How Virtual College’s Enable Learning Management System can benefit your business for GDPR
Virtual College’s Learning Management system (LMS) can benefit your business by helping to map, visualize, report and manage the processing of your data in preparation for the upcoming GDPR. This article looks at the LMS as an appraisal tool and examines the benefits of managing learning and development electronically.
How Virtual College's Enable Audit makes your audits quick and simple
Are you thinking about how you will document compliance ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Having the right auditing tool is a good place to start. This article looks at the main objectives of an audit before going on to explain how Enable Audit can assist with evidence gathering and reporting.
Get the GDPR lowdown in bite-sized chunks
Virtual College have created a number of animated GIFs which highlight the key changes relating to the GDPR legislation.
These can also be embedded on your website with the embed code provided. Feel free to share these amongst your team or for your social media!View animated GIFs
The Essentials of GDPR – Full Course
This essentials of GDPR course is aimed at those involved in the handling of people’s information as part of their day to day role, providing a GDPR overview. By taking this course, learners will understand the key principles and process under the regulation and what their roles and responsibilities include.More information