The GDPR, a Brand-new Skill in your Toolkit

They call it the new gold: data leads to insights which optimize a company's efficiency and profitability. But with power comes responsibilities. In the European Union, regulations and standards governing data protection are stringent. Compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is mandatory. On the flip side, it opens new career opportunities for specialists who are in the know.

Financial and Reputational Damages

You know without a shadow of a doubt that under this new European regulation, any company or individual that processes data by which an individual can be identified will also be held responsible for the protection of that data. GDPR came into force in May 2016. After 25th May 2018, organizations will be solely held responsible for any violations. The failure to comply can lead to severe penalties of either up to 4% of the company's annual global turnover or 20 million Euro, whichever is higher. Moreover, your company's reputation will be at stake if you are not a compliant.

New Responsibilities

All personnel dealing with customer data will need to be aware of their responsibility in safeguarding its privacy and security. Specifically, the Data Protection Officer, Privacy Officers, Compliance Officers, Security Officers and the Business Continuity Manager will need to understand and put into practice the GDPR requirements. The EXIN Privacy & Data Protection program covers the required knowledge of legislation and regulations relating to data protection and how this expertise should be used to enhance compliance. It will certify professionals with the required level of knowledge to face these opportunities. Some topics the program addresses are:

  1. European privacy law
  2. Sensitivity to privacy issues
  3. Privacy and security

The EXIN Privacy & Data Protection program expands your portfolio with a subject in high demand, relevant for many types of organizations. You will increase your career opportunities and credibility in your field. Both you and your employer will reap the benefits!