General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR New Regulations


GDPR became law in 2016 and UK firms have until the 25th May 2018 to comply with the new requirements, which are extensive. The impact on firms is not to be underestimated.

To help you better understand the implications for your firm, for specific roles within your firm, and more importantly, for your customers, Unicorn Training is pleased to announce plans for a new eLearning pathway.

The new pathway will be added to Unicorn’s Governance, Risk and Compliance eLearning library in August 2017 and will sit alongside the existing pathway ‘How to Comply with the Data Protection Act’ which will become pre-requisite learning.

The learning will set out the purpose of GDPR, when it comes into effect, what information is covered under the regulation, who has obligations, and what it will take to comply fully with the requirements. Each of the data protection principles amended by GDPR will be explored in detail, and there will be a reminder of the importance of adhering to the new rules - and the consequences of getting it wrong.

To engage the learner in this new legislation, the content will be delivered as a series of bite-size activities, including a short video to raise awareness of the changes, scenario-based eLearning activities to impart the new knowledge. There will be a multiple-choice assessment so that learners can evidence their understanding and a summary of the key points suitable for learning reinforcement / refresher training.

Learning objectives

After completing the pathway learners will:

  • Understand the importance of the new regulation and the impact on their firms
  • Recognise the key areas to consider so that they can discharge their responsibilities and understand how they relate to others’ roles in the organisation
  • Be able to confirm an individual’s rights under the regulation so that customers can be dealt with appropriately
  • Know how to comply with GDPR requirements such as breach notifications, transfer of data rules and understand the exemptions that apply


The pathway is intended for all employees working in the financial services sector who handle or process customer data.

Learning duration

Approximately 30 to 40 minutes.


Simon Mercer

Simon Mercer

Head of Business Development

Since arriving in the eLearning industry in 2002, Simon has helped to conceive, develop and deliver…

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