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IT Governance announces GDPR Practitioner classroom training course in Boston, Massachusetts

08/01/2018

IT Governance, the leading provider of information security and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) expertise and training, is delighted to announce its first Certified GDPR Practitioner classroom training course in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
The four-day GDPR Practitioner classroom course teaches attendees how to apply the GDPR to their business, and is recommended for those who have completed the GDPR Foundation course. The course is vital for business directors and managers responsible for GDPR compliance who want to apply their knowledge of the GDPR to their organization. It also covers the data protection officer (DPO) role requirements, which many US organizations will need under the GDPR.
 
The GDPR marks the most important change in data privacy regulation in the twenty-first century: replacing the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, it promises to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, protecting and extending the data rights of EU individuals. It outlines a set of data subject rights that represents a dramatic shift in data transparency and the empowerment of data subjects. These include the right to breach notification, data portability, data access, and the right to have one’s data forgotten. Organizations must design their systems to incorporate data privacy and assign DPOs for internal record-keeping requirements.
 
Most crucially for US organizations, the GDPR’s requirements will apply to any company that processes the personal data of EU residents, irrespective of where the company itself is located. This increased territorial scope will take effect from May 25, 2018. After this date, US organizations found in breach of the GDPR may face fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million (about $24 million) – whichever is greater – and suffer reputational damage.
 
Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “Training is key to achieving best practice in data protection and information security. Organizations will need to have managers in place who understand the requirements of the GDPR.
 
“Our high-quality training courses have been designed to equip those at the forefront of data security with the specialist knowledge and skills to implement controls for the prevention of data breaches. We’re pleased to offer a choice of GDPR training formats to suit their needs and circumstances.”
 
The classroom course in Boston will take place in March, delivered by IT Governance’s GDPR expert William Gamble. The four-day course includes an exam that, if passed, awards attendees the ISO 17024-accredited EU GDPR Practitioner (EU GDPR P) qualification by IBITGQ.
 
To register for the GDPR Practitioner course and to view the full GDPR training program, visit the course information page. Attendees will benefit from a 15% discount if they book their Foundation and Practitioner courses at the same time.
 
IT Governance helps organizations address the challenges of GDPR compliance with a comprehensive suite of information resources, toolkits, software, training, and consultancy services. For more information, visit the IT Governance website, email servicecenter@itgovernanceusa.com, or call (877) 317-3454.