Understanding Copyright (Social Media and Websites), including GDPR, Ethics and Etiquette (DDI)

This course gives an introduction to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has been enforced since the 25th May 2018.

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No formal qualification, however, a Borders College Certificate of Attendance will be awarded on successful completion.


This fully funded course is delivered over 15 weeks with attendance at Borders College 2 hours per week. Please contact one of our Business Skills Advisors to register interest. debi@borderscollege.ac.uk


Borders College, Hawick or Galashiels premises to be confirmed.

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Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Course Content

You should already have undertaken significant preparation for this major change in data protection law with its massive potential penalties. If not, then this course will allow you to make a start, and this is what could be demanded by the Information Commissioner.While many details remain to be clarified there is a great deal which is clear, enabling preparations to be made. The Information Commissioner has emphasised that the Regulation will be enforced and that reasonable preparations must be made!Find out the main obligations of the GDPR and formulate an action plan. Topics covered will include: principal definitions, data protection principles, consent, privacy notices, privacy impact assessments, data protection officers, data processors, international transfers, enforcement, data security and breaches, the Data Protection Act 2018 and issues that may arise around direct marketing.


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