GDPR Essentials - in 5 core steps

A straight forward practical guide to GDPR compliance for your business
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30min of on-demand video

GDPR basics on how to get started on your compliance journey - this course is aimed at the complete beginner
You will learn the fundamentals about GDPR to enable you to develop your knowledge further
You will learn about data collection and permissions required to hold this information
You will learn about data erasure and data inventory techniques


  • This is a beginners' course and you will be provided with any documents referred to in the video training
  • No prior GDPR knowledge is assumed in this course


Our 5 Step GDPR introductory course to take you from zero to compliance so you access the expert support and explanation needed to help you reach compliance for GDPR. The law referred to within this course is correct at 22nd August 2022

This is what is included in this easy to follow, clear course

Step 1 – Data Audit – What data do I have? (with spreadsheet provided)

Step 2 – Data Audit – What do I do with the data that I found in Step 1? (with colour-tabbed Word tables provided)

Step 3 – Permissions – What are the Permissions which apply to how I process the data (as identified in Step 2).

Step 4  – ‘Legitimate Interest’ – What does it mean and how much of my processing can I fit under this umbrella?

Step 5 – Data Cleansing – a short explanation about why secure destruction of data doesn’t mean hitting the delete key and emptying a recycle bin, together with some options for secure destruction methods to investigate

Are you working on the DPO team in your business? This is what the law says:

  1. To inform and advise the controller or the processor and the employees who carry out processing of their obligations pursuant to this Regulation and to other Union or Member State data protection provisions;

  2. To monitor compliance with this Regulation, with other Union or Member State data protection provisions and with the policies of the controller or processor in relation to the protection of personal data, including the assignment of responsibilities, awareness-raising and training of staff involved in processing operations, and the related audits;

  3. To provide advice where requested as regards the data protection impact assessment and monitor its performance pursuant to Article 35;

  4. To cooperate with the supervisory authority;

  5. To act as the contact point for the supervisory authority on issues relating to processing, including the prior consultation referred to in Article 36, and to consult, where appropriate, with regard to any other matter.

This course helps a complete beginner understand the 5 core steps of Data Protection which assists anyone working on the DPO team or shouldering some responsibility for Data Protection in your business.

Who this course is for:

  • Someone tasked with GDPR compliance who has identified they need additional help, are seeking some plain English explanations or are short of time to research everything themeselves.


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What the LH Group does :

Theory doesn’t work in business. You need more than just legal answers. Focus on the solid practical stuff which protects your business. Sometimes the legal area you need sorting is small. The main event is actually an eCommerce, marketing, franchising or people and communication challenge. We get them and can train you about what you need to focus on as well as what legal stuff you need in place or to address right now.

In business, you always need more than law – so that’s what we do. The legal documentation are the last dish to be served, our focus is on how your business works and what you need in place. Practical, experienced, business savvy stuff you can rely on. Easy to follow training that 1000s have used in their business.

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