GDPR Training FAQ

Although the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not coming into force until May 2018, organisations need to act now to understand the changes that it will mean and be prepared to comply with the new rules.

One of the most important things an organisation or business could do to ensure successful compliance is to make staff aware about about the new legislation and to train  staff how to implement GDPR change plans.

What is the GDPR & when does it come into effect ?

GDPR stands for EU General Data Protection Regulation. This replaces the Data Protection Act (DPA).

The EU GDPR comes into effect on the 25th of May 2018. Businesses & Organisations must be 100% compliant before the deadline. The time is now to ensure compliance and avoid reputational risk and heavy fines resulting from data breaches

Organisations that are effected by this regulation must appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) as a focal point to ensure compliance of the GDPR.

What is the Role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) ?

The newly qualified DPO can be a current staff member or contractor, and the role will be designated on the basis of professional qualities and expert knowledge of the data protection laws. DPO’s must adhere to the GDPR requirements as listed below:

  • Inform and advise the controller or the processor and the employees who are processing personal data of their obligations pursuant to this regulation
  • Monitor compliance with this Regulation, including the assignment of responsibilities, awareness raising, and training of staff involved in the processing operations, and the related audits
  • Provide advice where requested as regards to the Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPI) and monitor its performance in compliance with the GDPR regulation
  • Cooperate with the supervisory authority  (the ICO)
  • Act as the main contact point to the supervisory Authority (ICO) on issues related to the processing of personal data.

The GDPR Foundation & Practitioner training course will guide you through the actions and responsibilities of a DPO so you can be fully prepared for the new role.

Where can I hire a Data Protection Office DPO ?

ISRC Consultants Ltd can provide you with experienced and qualified Data Protection Officers at a fraction of the cost of associated recruitment fees. Contractors and permanent staff are currently available. Please contact to discuss your requirements

Can I train my current staff to become qualified DPO ?

Yes, our qualified GDPR trainers can train your staff to become fully compliant with GDPR. We conduct regular training sessions from our training facilities in North London or if you prefer, our trainers can train your staff at your premises. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

How long is the training?

  • Awareness course – 1 day (no exam)
  • Foundation Course – 2 days (including exam)
  • Practitioner Course – 2 days (including exam)
  • Foundation & Practitioner (DPO) Course – 4 days (including exams)

Who should attend the GDPR training courses ?

  • Individuals / staff / contractors who wish to enter the field of Data Protection with a professional and recognised qualification
  • Project Managers who will manage the GDPR regulatory projects
  • Managers who are already involved in data protection and want to obtain the professional information security certification.
  • Business Analysts who want to analyse the GDPR business process
  • Business consultants who want specialise in data protection by becoming Data Protection Officers (DPO)
  • Individuals with little experience but who wish to enter the field of data protection with a professional qualification either as a contractor or permanent staff

What will you learn ?

You will gain a sound understanding of the GDPR, its impact on businesses, and how to implement the path to GDPR compliance:

  • Privacy by Design
  • Data Audits
  • DPIA-Data protection impact assessments
  • Training and competence requirements
  • Incidence response and breach reporting
  • Updating policies and procedures

What are the Job Opportunities from becoming a DPO ?

Due to the short deadline approaching coupled with the fact that organisations can be fined 20M Euro or 4% of global turnover, organisations are taking steps aiming right now to hire qualified GDPR Data Protection Officer / Consultants, Data Privacy Officers, GDPR Business Analysts, GDPR Project Managers.

Whether you are already a Data Protection Officer looking to supplement your existing knowledge, or aspiring to that role, our GDPR course is designed to get you GDPR ready, helping you to identify the risks across all aspects of business, providing you with real life examples across many sectors and arming you with all the necessary tools you will require to manage the organisations compliance within the framework of the GDPR Regulation.

DPO contract roles are currently being advertised on all the major Job portals ranging from £400 per day to £700 per day depending on experience and qualification.

Are there any Prerequisites ?

There are no prerequisites to learning about GDPR or becoming DPO. Just common sense and a willingness to learn and improve your career opportunities.