6 things you can do now to get ready for GDPR

We know that the General Data Protection Regulation is coming on the 25th of May 2018, and we know that it’s best to be prepared to avoid hefty fines.


1. Carry out an information audit

Document what personal data you hold in your L&D systems, where it came from and who you share it with.

2. Speak to your LMS supplier

Find out what are they doing to manage learner consent and allow personal data to be deleted and converted to a format that enables it to be transferred to another system (at Learning Pool we are ISO 27001 certified which matches up with the stringent security requirements that will be applicable when GDPR is in place).

3. Be wary of new experts

The deadline of May 2018 has spawned a wave of ‘experts’ desperate to help you prepare for GDPR and line their pockets in the process, so be cautious.

4.Find your DPO

Many organisations are appointing or upskilling Data Protection Officers (DPOs) to help enforce and manage the GDPR so find out if you have one.

5. Use the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

The ICO has prepared a useful 12 step guide and has promised a helpline for small businesses.

6.  Get up to speed with GDPR

Not everyone will need the same level of knowledge so we’ve designed content around a range of users with different needs. 

Here at Learning Pool we’re proud to be one of the UK’s leading e-learning providers. We have the tools and the team to ensure your staff are delivered the best possible training.

If you’d like to know more about how to get your staff up to speed with our training then find out more about Learning Pool’s GDPR modules, part of our compliance catalogue.


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