Online introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation

Future Learn, the MOOC consortium, is offering a free 4-week online course (3 hours per week) entitled “Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation“. The course has been developed by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

It explores data subjects’ rights, data controllers’ and processors’ obligations, and enforcement and compliance notions in the context of the Regulation.

Specific course aims are to:

  • Identify the main positions of the GDPR, including key concepts, principles and data protection roles.
  • Explore rights of data subjects and their relevance in daily life.
  • Investigate obligations of data controllers and processors and related steps that need to be taken for complying with the GDPR.
  • Evaluate enforcement and compliance mechanisms and international data transfers under the GDPR.

Although the course is free, it is also possible to obtain a certificate of achievement in return for a small fee.

You can find out more on the FutureLearn website.

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