It's not all doom and gloom! The positive opportunities that can be created with General Data Protection Regulation compliance actually allow you to drive operational and brand enhancing benefits. It's time we moved on from the warnings and the negativity of highlighting threats of fines, and draw attention to the positive opportunities that can be created by leveraging GDPR compliance.
As platinum partners of Totara, we get super excited when we hear that they have just announced the release of Totara Social 3, the third major release of the enterprise social learning platform. The new release of the enterprise social learning platform comes with a host of new features designed to enhance the social learning experience, the UX and the functionality of the platform.
The General Data Protection Regulation raises the bar for compliance, including a wider definition of personal data, tighter limits on its use and giving individuals more rights. This is a major challenge for all organisations yet, despite so many on-going information campaigns, around a third of company directors and senior managers are still unaware that the shake-up will affect them. With less than three months to go, this is now becoming a potentially dangerous situation for organisations and end users alike. Getting high quality, auditable training in place for all staff is imperative.
WILL YOUR STAFF BE READY FOR THE CHANGE?
The General Data Protection Regulation replaces the Data Protection Act on 25th May 2018 and explicitly requires all companies that deal with or collect personal data to have staff training in place. This includes any information you may store that can identify an individual, but we're not just talking names; it can include things such as bio-metric, genetic, cultural and economic information as well as email and IP addresses. Despite these explicit requirements, many companies still believe that it's just not necessary and are leaving their organisation at serious risk of penalty.
Companies and people working in food manufacturing are being told they must pay closer attention to how they manage workplace health risks or face serious penalties, the Health and Safety Executive said on the 2nd January 2018.
We are very proud to announce that Engage in Learning’s Development Director, Kim Whitmore, has been awarded a competitive Learning Technologies Award for Learning Designer of the Year 2017! The winners were revealed at a spectacular gala evening on 29th November at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge Hotel in London, and we are so pleased that our hard work and dedication to providing the best online training solutions to businesses continues to pay off!
Engage in Learning Managing Director, Chris Horseman, took a seat at this year's eLearning Network (eLN) Big Debate panel, where leading authorities from the world of digital learning debate the answers to your questions on a range of important topics. This year saw the panel of eLearning experts thrashing out the benefits of generic, bespoke or DIY eLearning content. Ever pragmatic and no stranger to putting his expertise to good practice, Chris was very sure of his response.
International Data Protection Day is marked on the 28th January each year on the anniversary of the Council of Europe Convention 108 for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data. The opening of this treaty took place in Strasbourg on the 28th January 1981 and, in a nutshell, was the first binding international instrument which protects individuals through the collection and processing of personal data and which seeks to regulate the transfrontier flow of personal data. Obviously!
Blind Veterans UK believes that no one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone. They support anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, and is now living with significant sight loss. The charity has offered physical and emotional support to vision-impaired ex-Service men and women since 1915. Because employees are spread around the country, getting them together for face-to-face training was difficult and training had been ad-hoc over the years, their challenge was to implement an eLearning training strategy that ensured consistency and effective, measurable progress...
...adding to the growing list of accolades which demonstrate that we are a strong choice in the eLearning industry.
We are very proud to announce that Engage in Learning has been shortlisted for this year’s Learning Technologies Awards 2017 in three categories! The winners will be revealed at the spectacular gala evening on 29th November at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge Hotel in London.
In addition to the bank of very positive testimonials, gold awards and countless silvers already sitting in our trophy cabinet, Engage in Learning has now been shortlisted for the following competitive awards...