Skillcast launches off-the-shelf GDPR digital training course library

Written by Jon Kennard on 11 April 2018 in Press Zone
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Regulatory compliance solution specialists Skillcast have released a new library of 21 digital training courses for GDPR.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in all EU member states, including the UK, on the 25th May 2018. This new regulation will impact all businesses in the EU, and outside, who hold personal data.

It outlines the principles under which businesses can process personal data and strengthens the protection and rights afforded to individuals. Businesses are required to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures that ensure and demonstrate that they comply with the GDPR. The very first of such measures, suggested by the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), is staff training.

Skillcast - a leader in digital training -  has created a comprehensive library staff training courses for businesses to demonstrate their compliance with GDPR. This library includes a 30-minute course for all staff to build general understanding of the GDPR and their role in ensuring that their business complies with the rules.

It also includes a 45-minute manager version of this course that's suitable for team leaders who need to understand and enforce best practice.

Additionally, the library contains practical training courses on safeguarding personal data online, offline and on social media, and more specialist training on the principles of data protection, lawful basis, consent, international transfers, individual rights, and more. The courses in this library feature interactive videos, real-life scenarios and engaging learning activities.

All courses in the Skillcast GDPR library have been built to ensure that users can access the content across multiple devices, including screen readers for accessibility. They are also fully customisable - clients can edit the text and learning activities to fully reflect their policies, procedures and risks before rolling them out to their staff.

All courses comply with the SCORM e-learning standard - so they can be delivered on any SCORM-compliant learning management system (LMS). For businesses that don’t have an LMS, Skillcast provides a fully-managed, award-winning LMS for delivering the digital training courses.

Skillcast, Chief Operating Officer, Vivek Dodd remarked that “Staff training is critical for demonstrating GDPR compliance. Many of our clients have rolled out our basic firm-wide training on the new regulation already. But that's only the first step. The GDPR is too complicated to be addressed with a one-off training intervention.

"It's more likely to be a journey in which employees learn about personal data in various business operations and learn how to process it in compliance with the rules. We’re delighted to be able to support our clients on this journey with this new GDPR library."

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About Skillcast

Skillcast helps the world's leading firms, such as Barclays, Royal Mail and Tesco, to manage the people dimension of their regulatory compliance with digital training and compliance apps. It has led innovation and creativity in this space and served businesses - large and small - with affordable solutions for engaging their staff in complying with regulations and acting with integrity.

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