Cyber Security Awareness and GDPR Training

When raising a Data Breach Notification with the ICO you will see this question:

Had the staff member involved in this breach received data protection training in the last two years?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

I venture to suggest answering yes would have a positive effect and anything else would not be looked upon favourably.

…and proof of the pudding as relates to a data breach involving Heathrow Airport Limited and a £120,000 fine. The ICO were less than complimentary, here is a snippet from their statement:

The ICO investigation found that only two per cent of the 6,500-strong workforce had been trained in data protection.
Our training is bespoke and can be purely theoretical or more typically use commercially available tools with videos.


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