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GDPR Foundation Course

Why GDPR is important:

While securing data is a company obligation, employees within a company are responsible for securing that data. The ICO expects companies to have internal policies and to discipline staff who break those rules. When the ICO investigates a data breach they routinely ask which policies were violated and what sanctions have been taken against the people who broke them.

Everyone is responsible for data protection and privacy by law, and so our brand new on-demand foundation course aims to help you tackle the principles of General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR).

With the help of David Smith, Partner at JMW Solicitors, our easy to follow course meets ICO standards for GDPR compliance. David specialises in residential property rights and agency and has experience of a wide range of property litigation.

David has written or contributed to a number of books and journal articles on these topics and is highly sought after as a speaker and lecturer.

What to expect:

Across 4 modules, you’ll learn about the principles of GDPR, your responsibilities by law and how to ensure you, your company, your team remain compliant.

At the end of each module, there will be a test with five questions based on what you have just learned. A personalised certificate is issued at the end of each module if a pass mark of 80% or over is achieved.

Certificates count towards your CPD and can be used as evidence to the ICO that minimum standards of Data Protection have been adhered to, please keep hold of your certificates safely. For more information on the ICO recommendations found below

To take part in the course and have certificates issued in your name, you must use your own work email address. The use of shared email is not supported.

Outlines: 19 minutes, plus test.

This module outlines the GDPR, why data protection matters and why our personal data is valuable to us, to companies and criminals.

Data protection is there to protect you, your company and protect your clients from crime.

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The GDPR: 18 minutes, plus test.

Unpacking the GDPR in more detail, we look at the roles of data controllers & data processors, what their core responsibilities are and the relationship between the two.

We introduce the seven principles of GDPR and the eight rights. Module two delivers essential know how for anyone handling personal data.

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Principles and Rights: 33 minutes, plus test.

This penultimate module looks in detail at the core principles and rights of the GDPR. We take an in-depth look at what they mean for you as a property professional.

As we progress we explore privacy notices,  access requests, security and breaches.

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Individual Responsibilities: 21 minutes, plus test.

Security, passwords, fraud and data breaches – module four has it all covered. While securing data is a company obligation, ultimately  this means you need to secure data. The ICO expects companies to discipline and fire staff who break the rules.

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Please note, the GDPR Course is only available to Rightmove customers. You must use your branch or office email address. (E.G Personal accounts ( etc) and shared email accounts will not be accepted.

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ICO’s minimum training standards

How our course delivers

Training needs to be relevant
Designed for property professionals
Training should be refreshed every year Bite-size on-demand videos for new starters or existing staff
Tests are advisable Testing follows each module
Evidence of training is recommended CPD certificate provided
Record keeping of training is essential Get your whole team to complete the course and keep copies of their certificates