The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) protects the personal data and privacy of individuals in the European Economic Area (EEA), including all European Union Member States and the three other countries that participate in the European Free Trade Association. Its broad reach means it applies to organizations and individuals in and out of the EU. The broad reach of the GDPR is of special consideration to research and higher education institutions that process personal data. This personal data often includes information which is connected to an identified or identifiable data subject.
This course helps individuals determine the broad reach of the GDPR, review how and when the regulation may apply, and examine a framework for compliance with the GDPR. Throughout the modules, learners will utilize case study examples of the GDPR to demonstrate appropriate action.
The foundation of the course is established through an overview of the regulation and discusses essential components of the GDPR. This overview includes different categories of data and regulatory roles and when the GDPR may apply to U.S.-based organizations and researchers.
Then additional modules provide in-depth coverage on topical areas, including:
- GDPR and Human Subjects Research Considerations
- Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Subject to the GDPR
- GDPR and Data Protection Impact Assessments
- GDPR and Consent for Data Processing in Research
- GDPR and Organizational Duties
- Introduction to the GDPR for U.S. Higher Education Organizations: Beyond Research
The course is designed to have all learners complete the first module, and then the additional topic-focused modules as applicable.
The Introduction to the GDPR for U.S. Higher Education Organizations can be taken on its own.
Language Availability: English
Suggested Audiences: Compliance Officers and Departments, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Contracts and Grants Officers, Higher Education Organizational Administrators, HRPPs, Institutional Officials, IRB Members and Administrators, Privacy Officers, Regulatory Affairs, Researchers, Risk Management Officers, Sponsors
Organizational Subscription Price: $500 per year/per site
Independent Learner Price: $99 per person