SURVEY: I need to know about your career in compliance…

I’m very excited to announce that my third book, How to Have a Wildly Successful Career in Compliance, is coming out October 1st.  As I’m writing, I find myself needing more information about the experiences of people in compliance.  What do you like about your job?  What advice would you give people wanting to get […]

3 things you need to know about training staff for GDPR

This is a guest post written by Patrick O’Kane, the author of the great new book, “GDPR – Fix it Fast! Apply GDPR to Your Company in 10 Simple Steps.”  I wrote the Foreword to this book and highly recommend it!

Staff training is a crucial part of protecting data privacy. One recent study found that human error is the leading cause of data breaches, featuring in 37% of data breaches. Providing staff training is an important part of avoiding GDPR fines.

Despite its importance, staff training is perhaps the most under-emphasised part of any GDPR project. Companies have been busy fixing their processes, working on their information security and updating their customer consents; however, there seems to be seems to be little attention paid to how staff training will need to be revamped in order to keep your company in line with the requirements of GDPR.

These are my 3 tips on staff training: