A new training scheme has been launched to raise awareness in the cloud industry of the requirements needed to comply with GDPR.
The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has teamed up with Assuredata to create this GDPR training course. The new course will remove confusion around GDPR and provide a plan of action for businesses to ensure security.
“The majority of UK businesses are either unaware or unprepared for GDPR. Assuredata's training programme is a step towards ensuring greater comprehension and readiness for this important regulation,” said Alex Hilton, CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum. “It is important that businesses start this journey now to allow plenty of unrushed time to get this right and to fit it in alongside the day to day running of their business.”
CIF's latest research revealed that end user cloud adoption grew from 49 percent to 78 percent last year, with 75 percent of cloud users expected to increase their usage. This leaves employees who are using cloud solutions with the need to ensure that they have good practise before the regulation is active.
FAST, a UK advisor on software and licence compliance, highly recommends GDPR training as it is “legally essential to ensure that all businesses are protecting their employee and customers' data appropriately”.
Ian Moyse, board advisor at Assuredata, commented, “We are pleased that these industry bodies are supporting our approach to simplify GDPR for the average business and provide them an affordable packaged way to get informed and empowered to become compliant. We have seen some organisations pushing three-day, expensive courses and others stating that every company will need a data protection officer.
“We believe that informed businesses can better decide what their reality is and take action to do what is needed in the best interest of themselves and their customers in the most practical and affordable way. We are seeing great interest in these courses and will be growing the schedule availability as well as rolling out through other regional training partners to make it even easier to businesses to attend.”