The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in effect May 25, 2018 (visit, harmonizes data privacy laws across Europe and aims to protect and empower European Union citizens when it comes to their data privacy. Its implications are far reaching, well beyond the EU, as companies around the globe—those offering goods or services to EU residents—must comply, regardless of their location. The goals of GDPR are to:

Give more control of personal data to individuals

Simplify and standardize EU legislation

New rules on international transfers of personal data

Stricter penalties for companies

LRN Education in General Data Protection Regulation

To help our partners understand the new regulations and do their part to protect the data privacy of individuals in the EU and around the globe, a number of educational resources for their employees are now available, many in multiple languages.

  • A freshly updated 32-minute online course that provides an overview of GDPR and core data privacy and protection principles.
  • A newly released 30-minute foundational course for anyone who processes data. Short microlearning modules drill down into GDPR, HIPAA, PII, and U.S. Privacy Shield.
  • Another foundational course that more generally teaches data security and privacy awareness, but also includes GDPR and many other aspects of information security.


Download & share this fact sheet with employees to give them an overview of GDPR.

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For more information on the forthcoming GDPR legislation and how it may impact your organization, we recommend you visit: