3 Informative GDPR Courses (+8 Details That May Not Be Included)

This is the final episode of the GDPR series. The first episode introduced the General Data Regulation act and why everyone should care. As a recap, this part was focused on explaining your rights as a consumer, the recent craze with cookie policy notices and the myriads of emails you got announcing changes in privacy settings. The second part was for website owners that had a guideline on steps to take to be GDPR compliant. This final episode is about minute things you may have missed in your process and GDPR courses and resources that will get you up and compliant in minutes.

GDPR Courses and Resources

Udemy

If you know anything about working online then you already recognize Udemy. I am assuming you have actually invested in honing your skills or getting certified. Udemy is an online learning platform that utilizes content from online content creators to sell for profit. This essentially translates to one of the largest pool of experts on a particular topic.

In keeping up with news and tech updates, Udemy created GDPR courses that are actually quite helpful. They have a free version that covers the basic. But if you have the resources and no time then consider the paid version.

TinyLoveBug

This blog is one of my favourite sites and not solely for the reason that its creators are helpful and nice. The tips I learn from reading their blogs and social media updates have been informative. This website is an authority in itself and it’s from here I learnt about GDPR and why the urgency to become compliant.

RELATED: GDPR- WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT AFFECTS NON-EU CITIZENS AND CONSUMERS

Their GDPR course comes highly recommended from me of course and other bloggers who actually signed up for TinyLoveBug’s affiliate program. The most endearing part is that TinyLoveBug’s GDPR courses ensure you are GDPR compliant in 20 minutes provided you have 4G network and time to actually implement it. This fact makes it worth the charge.

DIY or with Google

If your budget is as limited as mine was, or you have 5-day weekends then Google should be your best friend. While writing this article has made me research and learn more about GDPR, it is just as easy to follow tutorials and gather information for yourself. About 4 exabytes of unique information is generated annually which just about covers the 31 billion searches on Google monthly. Now tell me again why Google is not your best friend.

Besides, the extra information actually puts you at an advantage. Knowing and understanding your website is purely good management, a skill every business owner should possess. Also, the courses or half-baked answers you may have come across may include installing plugins and that may slow your site. Especially if you already have a plugin that can do that for you. For instance, I use Sumo for my consent checkbox.

RELATED: HOW TO BECOME GDPR COMPLIANT (WHAT TO INCLUDE AND WHERE)

Easiest way to become GDPR compliant, and 8 details to consider when selecting a GDPR course

Critical Details even GDPR Courses may miss

However, there are critical things you may still miss even after utilizing the above GDPR courses or resources. As a bonus, here is a list of things you should pay particular attention to before you finally wrap up on GDPR:

8 Points You Need To Read Before Buying Any GDPR Courses

  1. You need consent from a parent to process their kid’s personal data. a k_id is anyone below 16 years, but EU member states may lower this to 13.
  2. Personal data breaches have to be reported before 72 hours.
  3. Britain is still EU even after Brexit and yo, therefore,e have to comply if you process data from the country
  4. Smaller firms (those with 250 employees or less) have less to do in terms of compliance. this is especially beneficial for blogs that only have to update their privacy policies.                                                       READ: 4 THINGS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR PRIVACY POLICY TO BE GDPR COMPLIANT
  5. Charities too, if not more than profit organizations, have to be GDPR compliant. Especially if you collect financial information using a donate button on your website.
  6. You have a less than 1% chance of actually paying the 20 million fine. There are myriads of ways to solve a legal issue and fines are usually the last resort. Besides, you will be warned twice before the fine comes up. GDPR courses are banking on the fine scare as a marketing strategy. Know what you are signing up for beforehand.
  7. You cannot hire your IT staff as your Data Processing Officers(DPOs). This is a conflict of interest. If you have to, appoint a lawyer or external expert. As an additional tip, look for a lawyer conversant with EU law.
  8. The customer is always right. The GDPR is meant to give back some of the power back to consumers. Under GDPR, you get to do all the work while your internet consumers reap the benefits. As a consumer, you should know the rights afforded to you by the GDPR and fully understand them.

Conclusion

So that’s a wrap for GDPR. It’s not the most comprehensive GDPR series but it’s from a non-EU blogger’s perspective and that’s both convenient and free. If you have sections I have not tackled please feel free to Slide in my DMs at the bottom of this page. Or just to say hi.

PS: GDPR courses and resources was an interesting slash boring topic (get it). Now that its done, am launching a new category. Sneak peek; its a rant category, no SEO just ramblings of a 20 something-year-old Kenyan female. Check-in, or subscribe using the popup that should be showing up about now, to get alerts of new posts.

Bis Dann.

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