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The importance of GDPR training

The importance of GDPR training

As even the most remote tribe, in the deepest, darkest corner of the Amazonian rainforest is aware, the GDPR is coming. Although it doesn’t come into force until 25th May 2018, it was adopted back in April 2016. In that time, it’s been written about, discussed, advertised, debated, and generally waved in everyone’s face. If, even in spite of all the warning, you’ve still not prepared then…well…there’s not much help I can offer you now – may the ICO have mercy on your soul. For everyone else, I want to discuss GDPR training – specifically, why it’s so important that you, and every member of your organisation, are trained to understand what it is, what it requires, and why. However, before we get going, allow me to address the elephant in the blog. iHasco sells eLearning courses, and I just so happen to have written iHasco’s GDPR training course. Now, whilst I’d love for you to all go out and buy my course, this blog isn’t about that, it’s about making sure that you and your organisation are fully prepared for what is a massive regulatory change. As you’ll see, in this blog I put forward my argument for why GDPR training, in general, is so important – not why my training is so important. There are many perfectly sub-standard good training courses available, not just my clearly superior course. Now that’s been addressed, let’s move on.

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