Online GDPR course
At ITU we offer a voluntary online GDPR course to all students who want to learn how to protect, store and handle personal data according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation law.
The course consists of two sections and a final test. In the first section, Theory, you learn about the rules and various concepts. In the second section, Cases, you can test your newfound knowledge by going through various scenarios using examples.
Once you have completed the two sections, you can proceed to the final test. When you've passed the test, you can print out a certificate of completion, and hopefully you will feel well-equipped to work with personal data.
Why take the course?
As a student working in the field of IT, you are likely to experience handling data when working on a project or through course assignments. Maybe you are collecting the data yourself, maybe you are using data sets collected for or by a company or shared with you in a course – in any context you as the controller are obliged to handle and store the data following the general requirements.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a way to secure the rights of the individuals behind the data. The aim is to give individuals a right to be informed about the collection and use of their personal data, which leads to a variety of information obligations you as a student need to be aware of, when handling data.
We know that the regulations and guidelines surrounding GDPR can seem overwhelming at first, but it is all about getting the basics straight. We are sure the course can help.