7 of the most important things to do now on GDPR

October 25 16:58 2017 Print This Article

Great article by Sponge:

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into effect on May 25th 2018, the laws will have an impact on all your employees. Now is the time to lay out your learning strategy. Our workforce training guide covers 7 key areas you need to concentrate on to ensure your employees know their role in the new way of working with data.

01 Accentuate the positive

Many of the changes to data regulations focus on what customers want. More transparency with how you use data and well laid out plans for handling and storing personal data. By complying with the GDPR, and training your employees to uphold it’s best practices, you will gain trust and competitive advantage over competitors who merely tick the boxes.

02 Understand the risks

With the new regulations come new penalties for non compliance. The new fines reflect the growing public concern over data security following major breaches.

03 Be clear on the basics

Understand the changing classification of personal data and how that affects the way your employees interact with the information they use. If you’re aware of the changes, you’ll be in a better position to steer your workforce through the training they need to adapt.

04 Focus on your workforce

Focusing on their needs, skills and knowledge gaps, and engaging them with the learning that you are delivering is key to getting them on board with the new processes and knowledge GDPR requires.

05 Tailor for key personnel

Personalised learning is even more important for company wide subjects like GDPR. Making sure your workforce gets the information they need when they need it is going to play a big role in your GDPR learning strategy.

06 Keep it short and sweet

Explore the techniques you can use to make sure everyone is aware of the issues they will face, even if they aren’t dealing with personal data every day.

07 Plan for the long haul

Tips on creating a continuous learning culture through learning programmes as well as performance support, and why it’s so important for GDPR in particular.


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