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Introduction to GDPR


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took force in 2018, is EU legislation for the protection of personal data. It broadens the definition of personal data and introduces additional rights for data owners. Because applications often receive, process, and store personal data, everyone involved in the application development life cycle should understand the requirements set by GDPR. Otherwise, they risk increased exposure to litigation, costly fines, and a damaged brand image.

This course introduces GDPR and the basic principles of the regulation.

Course Themes

  • Protection of EU citizens’ personal data
  • Privacy protection requirements
  • Regulatory requirements for application providers

Learning Objectives

  • Understand GDPR, who it concerns, why it’s important, and how it affects the development life cycle.
  • Identify personal data and special categories of personal data.
  • Explain the basic principles of personal data protection per GDPR.
  • Get a basic understanding of data subjects’ rights.
  • Become familiar with GDPR-relevant terms (data privacy impact assessment, data protection officer, etc.).


Delivery Format: eLearning

Duration: 45 Minutes

Level: Introductory

Intended Audience:

  • Back-End Developers
  • Front-End Developers
  • Enterprise Developers
  • Mobile Developers
  • QA Engineers
  • Architects
  • Management

Competencies: None

Prerequisites: None

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