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Are Your Staff up to Speed With the New EU GDPR?

Qualify your compliance people as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and show that your staff understand the EU GDPR privacy laws and regulations and how to apply them.

When the GPPR takes effect in 2018, among its mandates is the requirement for many organisations to appoint knowledgeable DPO's (Data Protection Officers) tasked with monitoring compliance, managing internal data protection activities, training data processing staff, conducting internal audits.

Achieving a CIPP/E credential shows you have the comprehensive GDPR knowledge, perspective and understanding to ensure compliance and data protection success in Europe.

Cyberscope Academy train experienced data privacy experts as well as independent professionals, with experience of risk and compliance, in the new EU GDPR which comes into force in May 2018.

The IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) claims that there is a need for another 75,000 people to offer advice and information on the new regulations.

once the GDPR takes effect, at least 28,000 DPOs will be needed in Europe and the United States alone. Applying a similar methodology, we now estimate that as many as 75,000 DPO positions will be created in response to the GDPR around the globe.
Read the IAPP article

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced from 25 May 2018 and is more extensive in scope and application than the current Data Protection Act (DPA).

Organisations are required to develop clear policies and procedures to protect personal data, and adopt appropriate technical and organisational measures.

The Regulation mandates considerably tougher penalties than the DPA; organisations found in breach of the Regulation can expect administrative fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or euro 20 million - whichever is greater.

A Veritas study in December found less than half had set in motion any processes to make their businesses compliant with GDPR. Data privacy is a big deal and the new EU GDPR is creating a jobs boom for Data Protection practitioners. Most companies doing business with the EU will be required to appoint a Data Protection Officer or seek advice from an experienced GDPR professional.

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