People have often already undertaken data protection training and only need a quick refresher, so we made a key facts section.
The next two sections are about the regulations in action.
The first takes a look at a number of cases that have ended up in the courts. Some of these are small businesses, some are individuals and there are also examples from large corporations.
Although these are anonymised, they are real cases where people have complained and actions and sometimes fines have been imposed.
The start with a situation and ask the user a simple question. On the next tab a response is provided, and then the part of the regulations which is relevant to this is available.
Users can look at situations on their own, in pairs or small groups or perhaps as part of a workshop.
There’s a variety of topics in both the case studies and the situations. The user(s) can choose which and how many they would like to look at.
We’ve included a checklist which is available online as a downloadable PDF and also as an editable Word document.
This is about bring the regulations into the workplace. For example, what information do we process, what’s the legal basis for doing this, who would you report a breach to and so on.
This can be used in a number of ways. For example:
In a workshop presentation (live or online) where a group or team look at the data they process and what’s important to their situation. In this case, it might be worth editing down the Word document so that the questions are specific to that group.
It could be part of a discovery task as an onboarding activity. New recruits meet colleagues and interview them to find out how personal data is processed.
It could be part of a mentoring or appraisal programme where the points in the checklist are discussed and answers sought.
It’s really a resource which can be adapted and used to suit different environments.
Finally, there’s a quiz, though to say finally is probably wrong as it can be taken at any point. There are 15 items (questions) randomly selected from a number of pools. Some are straightforward, others are more challenging. Some are factual others are situational.
When the user has finished the quiz, there’s a page which shows which items they got right, and which were wrong, and also an explanation as to why the correct answer(s) is/are correct.
The quiz can be taken as many times as the user wants, but as the questions are randomly generated, it won’t be the ‘same’ quiz.
Once the user passes with 80% or better – quite a high pass mark – they will be issued a certificate which shows they have passed.
We’ve aimed this course at small companies who are interested in their colleagues understanding what they need to know about data protection. In many ways it’s more challenging than a standard online course, but we feel that will make it more rewarding and more useful.
If you’d like to find out more, you can access a free 48 hour trial or get in touch with us to discuss what you need.