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FutureLearn: Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation

 with  Evgeni Moyakine

Understand what the GDPR means for you as data subject, controller or processor.

In 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), aiming to improve data protection for individuals across the EU, will become directly applicable. Organisations will need to be compliant with the new rules and should act immediately.

By developing good knowledge of the GDPR and understanding how it will affect you, you will learn about the first steps for making your organisation compliant and can immediately start taking them. You will explore data subjects’ rights, data controllers’ and processors’ obligations, and enforcement and compliance notions in the context of the Regulation.

The course is specifically developed for professionals working for companies, public authorities and bodies, students, and anyone who wishes to know more about data protection and the GDPR, especially those handling personal data.

6 Student
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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Finished
Subject Law
Provider FutureLearn
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 3 hours a week
Calendar 4 weeks long

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6 reviews for FutureLearn's Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation

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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Quite in-depth look at the different parts of the GDPR. Week 1 is an intro, wk 2 is about data subject rights, wk 3 about data controllers and processors and wk 4 about liabilities and penalties. The course is well divided in small chunks. A week takes about 2-3 hours. My main objection was that texts were quite 'leg Read More
Quite in-depth look at the different parts of the GDPR. Week 1 is an intro, wk 2 is about data subject rights, wk 3 about data controllers and processors and wk 4 about liabilities and penalties.

The course is well divided in small chunks. A week takes about 2-3 hours.

My main objection was that texts were quite 'legal' and thus at places hard to read. Participants who do not have a background in law and are just there to gain practical knowledge about the GDPR might need some time settling in the style of the course.

Some other small quibbles will most likely be solved when the course runs again.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Interesting topic and for the larger part clearly introduced. I missed a glossary with law concepts used in the course - as I am no law student and have never been one. Also I find it a pity the course instructors did not (visible to us) read along with the remarks, answering questions posed. Finally I had the feeling Read More
Interesting topic and for the larger part clearly introduced. I missed a glossary with law concepts used in the course - as I am no law student and have never been one. Also I find it a pity the course instructors did not (visible to us) read along with the remarks, answering questions posed. Finally I had the feeling that some more proofreading and proofviewing would have been advisable before the MOOC was opened for viewing.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I worked through this course at the suggested rate, looking at and occasionally contributing to the discussions. Could have got more out of it if I'd put in more effort, but I was balancing it against other studies. The course seemed comprehensive and well laid out. At the end, I have voluminous notes and collecti Read More
I worked through this course at the suggested rate, looking at and occasionally contributing to the discussions. Could have got more out of it if I'd put in more effort, but I was balancing it against other studies.

The course seemed comprehensive and well laid out.

At the end, I have voluminous notes and collections of links which I think will serve me well in GDPR implementation.
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7 days ago
Alan Kelly completed this course.
Provides excellent overview of GDPR material. Well structured into readily consumable topics. I liked the way the material links to the actual GDPR so you read read the legal text. I think its a great starting point for GDPR understanding.
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4 weeks ago
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Margaret Riddell completed this course.
Really interesting course that had useful and practical guidance on what steps need to be taken to comply with the GDPR. Good teaching methods including quizzes and videos.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is a great course, it gives a really helpful overview of GDPR and the steps organisations need to take.
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