CEPAS Principles of GDPR


Course Overview

In an ever-increasing digital world, consumers are sharing data with all kinds of different companies regularly. The new data protection regulation, GDPR, is focused solely on protecting consumers in the EU and their personal data.

Partnering with The Trust Bridge, e-Careers has created this course specifically for helping people understand these Data Privacy Regulations and Compliance. The Trust Bridge has been working in partnership with GDPR for more than five years, working with the European Union and other organisations all across the globe.

Superseding the 1995 Data Protection Directive, the GDPR is focused on putting more accountability onto companies to protect the data of their consumers. If these companies and organisations breach the regulations of the GDPR, they could end up being fined up to 4% of their annual global revenue or €20,000,000 (whichever amount is greater).

You may also be interested in our BCS Data Protection Foundation Certificate and BCS Data Protection Practitioner Certificate training courses.

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Is the CEPAS Principles of GDPR course suitable for me?

If your company processes personal data of those who live in the EU, the GDPR will apply to you regardless of whether your company is in the EU or not.

In this course you will be learning and understanding how these rules apply to you. If you process or store personal data or want to be made aware of any GDPR rule changes, this course is for you.


How will the CEPAS Principles of GDPR course benefit me?

Potential or existing employers from businesses who hold data will think favorably of organisations who have employees who hold qualifications around data protection and GDPR.

Intesrested in a career in Data Protection? Employees also hold GDPR qualifications in high regard. Why not add to your knowledge and skill set, with our BCS Data Protection Foundation Certificate and BCS Data Protection Practitioner Certificate training courses.

By breaking down the different aspects of GDPR regulation in segments, you will gain a better understanding of the new rules.


What jobs can I apply for after my CEPAS Principles of GDPR training?

If you currently work or would like to work in a job that handles personal data, this course will not only make you more knowledgeable on regulations but will also improve your employability as there is a much lower chance for you to violate GDPR leading to a hefty fine.

Typical Data Protection job titles:

  • Data Protection Manager – £36k
  • Data Protection Officer – £41k
  • GDPR Consultant – £41k

(Source: Payscale)

Why Us

Why choose to study the CEPAS Principles of GDPR course with e-Careers?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 10,000 students.

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.

Syllabus & Exams

CEPAS Principles of GDPR Syllabus

Learning Outcome

Candidates will be able to:

  • Describe the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Explain the types of data covered under the GDPR.
  • Identify the rights of data subjects.
  • Describe the requirements of subject access requests.
  • Identify the legal basis for processing personal data.
  • Explain consent management.
  • Describe accountability.
  • Recognize a potential breach.
  • Describe the potential liability and costs of non-compliance.
  • Explain the international scope of GDPR.
  • Describe a proper action plan.


  • What is GDPR?
  • Introduction
  • GDPR Principles
  • Scope
  • Types of Data Covered
  • Personal Data
  • Sensitive Data
  • Children’s Data
  • Rights of Data Subjects
  • Subject Access Requests
  • Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data
  • Consent Management
  • Accountability
  • Data Protection Officers
  • Data Protection by Design
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments
  • Breach
  • Liability
  • Costs of Non-compliance
  • International
  • Conclusion

CEPAS Principles of GDPR Exam Details

At the end of the course, you will be assessed by a 20-question assessment to make sure you have fully understood the regulations and the information that has been provided throughout the course.

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