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GDPR: Have you completed your Data Protection Training?

28 Mar 2018

Mandatory requirement for all staff

Have you completed your Data Protection training? Did you know this is a mandatory requirement for all staff members with access to University systems?

The requirement to complete the Data Protection training course in the last two years comes as new regulations come into force on 25 May 2018.

All staff are expected to undertake the mandatory Data Protection training every two years – this is a condition of access to University IT systems.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), accompanied by a new UK Data Protection Act, is all about person identifying information (PII) and the way that this is collected, stored and used. It requires organisations that use PII to be transparent in explaining each of these uses to people; to provide choices about these where appropriate to do so; to keep it securely; to only collect and retain the minimum amount of PII necessary to carry out their functions and to only retain it for as long as required.

This reinforces much of the current Data Protection Act but there are also specific elements and enhancements being brought in which means we have to do some things differently.

Access the course

You can access this training (Code TBF26) from your training catalogue in My Manchester: https://app.manchester.ac.uk/TBF26

Already completed the course?

If you have completed the course in the last two years, you don’t need to complete it again until your two years are up. You can check if you have completed it and when on My Manchester.

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