General Data Protection Regulation

“Do you have a standard Privacy and Data (GDPR) module ready to go?"

“Do you have a standard Privacy and Data (GDPR) module ready to go?"

I’ve heard this question a lot over the past two months. That makes sense, because starting May 25th, 2018 the European Commission (EC) will change their policies and everybody has to know all about the ins and outs, but also the consequences of these new rules.

Legislation can’t just be dismissed with a single intervention. Recognizing privacy and data aspects/risks isn’t a matter of following a module and check marking something at HR. Things like transparency, integrity and goal limitations are risks that are constantly present and can cost a lot of money for an organization. This is about behavior, knowing when you’re in a grey area, recognizing risks and learning to implement a new set of reflexes.

Make it relatable

Let’s consider ‘Limited use of automated data processing to take decisions based on profiling’. There’s something interesting happening there. Profiling clients based on as much data as possible is an important factor for commercial success. At the same time, this kind of profiling exists out of massive amounts of data that possibly may not be processed in an automated way. How do you make sure that employees recognize this, will handle things correctly and keep into account the strategic interests of the organization?

In all our trainings, we use content that fits the function, culture and environment surrounding an employee. The case mentioned above is specially written for the organization to make training relevant and increase the impact. That’s how we challenge people to critically examine themselves and thereby change their behavior.

Custom learning solutions

That’s exactly why we don’t have a standardized module. Each and every organization has their own culture, processes and specific points of attention. In order to motivate employees, it’s crucial that they get a company-focused training. Higher motivation means higher learning efficiency, which lowers the risk of non-compliant behavior.

We’re extremely experienced when it comes to compliance these. Ranging from small multi-language and multi-cultural assignments, to full global assignments for e.g. Rabobank, Randstad, IKEA,  ABN AMRO, KPN, AkzoNobel. That’s why we know very well what works – and what doesn’t work – in online compliance training. Think about adaptive tooling that, based on the Ebbinghause forgetting curve, will encourage you to improve your knowledge when it seems like it may fade away.

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