As I am sure you are aware a new data protection regulation, GDPR, came into force on the 25th May 2018. Whilst the principles of data protection legislation remains much as before there is an increased responsibility on organisations to be open and transparent with how they use personal data and to ensure that it is kept securely.
At the time of the new legislation coming into force I shared with you, via alluser email, the new Data Protection Policy, Data Protection Guidance Handbook, Data Breach Notification Procedure and other important information about data protection including how we use staff data and I indicated that there would be mandatory training for all staff.
We have been working with Marshalls to develop the online training module and would like to thank colleagues in Finance, IT and the School of Education for piloting the training for us. The online training module is now available via the LearnUpon staff development portal. The module builds on the information security training all staff undertook in 2017 so much of it will be familiar to you.
You can access the training via your staff login page; we recommend that you use Chrome internet browser to access the training module.
- Login to your staff page on the University intranet
- click on the blue ‘Learn Upon’ icon in the bottom left corner to open your own staff development training page.
- Then select ‘GDPR training’ which will launch the module.
- Upon completion of the module it is important that you close the module by either clicking on the grey X in the upper right side of the course or the exit button at the end of the course. If you simply close the browser your result will not be recorded and you will not be marked as having completed the course.
It is mandatory for all staff to complete the online training by the 31st January 2019. If you have any problems accessing the training please contact email@example.com