The GDPR Will Be Enforced Beginning in 2018

The end of 2017 is rapidly approaching, and with it comes an important time for organizations trading within the European Union. In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go in effect. Responsible companies are getting ahead by switching to a data processing method that complies with all new requirements and standards as soon as possible.

Deadline: May 25, 2018

The GDPR aims to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world. Its goal is to give Europeans more control over their own personal information. Data processors have been given until May 25, 2018 to comply. By that time, they must switch to a data processing method in line with all GDPR requirements and standards. After the deadline, organizations will be held responsible for any violations, and failure to comply can lead to severe penalties.

Employees Need Training and Certification

GDPR concerns arise wherever personal data is collected, stored, used, deleted, or destroyed. Any and all employees who handle data need to have a basic understanding of these European legal requirements.

The EXIN Privacy & Data Protection program covers this knowledge. It will equip professionals with the required awareness and skills to face these challenges with ease.

Two EXIN Modules

EXIN offers two certifications to choose from. The basic module is the EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Foundation, which validates knowledge about the EU rules and regulations regarding data protection.

The second option, EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Practitioner, is an advanced-level certification. It validates knowledge and understanding of the European privacy legislation, and examines the international relevance of these regulations. Individuals enrolled in the certification course will learn to apply this knowledge in everyday professional practice.

The EXIN program is vendor-neutral and aligned with the new legislation. Employees with this certification will be of greater value to their employer with this specific knowledge, and at the same time, increase their career opportunities.