Act Now is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the PrivSec London conference on the 4th and 5th of February 2020.
This conference will bring together privacy and security professionals from around the globe to address industry issues, challenges and opportunities. It will explore the inextricable link between data privacy and data security, providing attendees with access to first-rate content presented by a line-up of international experts. The five theatres at the event will feature talks on Data Protection, GDPR, privacy, security, governance and risk management.
We have 7 free delegate places to give away (worth £474 each).
If you would like a place, please get in touch using the contact form on our website. We will add your name to the draw which will take place on Tuesday 7th January at 11am. The winners will be announced shortly afterwards on our blog.
Act Now is in full conference mode at present. On 10th December our team were at DIGIT’s 3rd annual Data Protection Summit billed as “Scotland’s largest Data Protection and Privacy event for business”. The programme contextualised the changing Data Protection landscape, considering the business impact of the GDPR and DPA 2018 and how it is shaping policy and process in practice. The conference is run with assistance from the ICO, ScotlandIS and DMA. The conference was a huge success and our GDPR E-LEARNING stole the show. Follow this link to see a short demo.
In April, Ibrahim Hasan will travel to Las Vegas to address the 21st Annual NAPCP Commercial Card and Payment Conference. Ibrahim will be talking about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) which comes into force on 1st January 2020. It is sometimes known as the US equivalent of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and provides broader rights to consumers and stricter compliance requirements for businesses than any other state or federal privacy law.
If you are attending any of these conferences, come and say hello (and pick up a freebie!)
Act Now is pleased to announce the launch of its new e-learning course, GDPR Essentials.
Click on the video below to see a short demo trailer.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all organisations to ensure that their employees are aware of their role in protecting personal data. How to do this without them spending valuable time away from the office or overspending the training budget?
GDPR Essentials is a new e learning course from Act Now Training designed to teach those working on the frontline essential GDPR knowledge in an engaging, fun and interactive way. In less than one hour employees will learn about the key provisions of GDPR and how to keep personal data safe.
GDPR Essentials contains two modules each followed by a quiz. The modules consist of an animated video, narrated by a professional voiceover artist, and contain questions to test employees’ understanding during the learning process.
The target audience for GDPR Essentials is frontline employees, both in the public and private sector, and those who handle personal data on a day-to-day basis who need a basic knowledge of how to comply with GDPR in their role.
Upon completion of GDPR Essentials employees will
Understand the importance of complying with GDPR and the consequences of not doing so
Have a good knowledge of the key provisions of GDPR
Understand what they need to do to comply with GDPR
Appreciate the importance of good data security
Know what they need to do to keep data safe
Be aware of the importance of appropriate data privacy and security policies
Be able to direct customers and colleagues to appropriate policies
Know when to ask managers and the data protection officer for advice
With full admin controls, GDPR Essentials helps you to build a data protection culture in your organisation and develop a workforce that is able to identify, manage and prevent data protection risks.
Clients who have bought our previous GDPR e learning course include retail companies, healthcare providers, local authorities, charities, schools and colleges. See the full list here.
Act Now Training is pleased to announce that Scott Sammons has joined its team of consultants.
Scott is an experienced information governance practitioner having worked in both the public and private sector for 10 years, most recently as the GDPR implementation lead for Essex County Council. With certificates in Data Protection and Freedom of Information, his experience and expertise makes him a great addition to our team.
Scott’s GDPR experience includes:
Implementation of GDPR in a local authority
Information Mapping & risk assessment
Consent & Marketing workshops
GDPR awareness sessions for the private sector
Currently Scott also volunteers for the IRMS. The IRMS is one of the leading professional bodies for those that work in information governance and information management.
Scott contributes frequently to guidance and awareness of information related matters via blogging as well as volunteering for the IRMS running events and developing materials for information professionals.
Scott said :
“I am really pleased to be joining the Act Now team. I hope to assist in delivering Act Now’s range of information rights courses as well as developing new ones. My public and private sector experience will I believe stand me in good stead to assist Act Now’s clients with their information rights workload.”
Ibrahim Hasan said:
“I am pleased the Scott has become a part of our growing and wonderful team of vastly experienced trainers. His real-world experience and knowledge of information rights will help us expand our services and deliver even more courses to our client base. We have become well known for the trainers we have with their fantastic skill and experience but also for their ability to deliver a difficult subject for many, in a simple and plain speaking way. ”
Act Now Training is growing rapidly and with over 15 years experience in this sector, we have the grounding to help your organisation with their information rights needs. We offer a full range of training and consultancy services including health checks to gauge your preparedness for GDPR and audits as well offering full certificate courses.
Act Now Recently launched its brand new E-Learning Package specifically aimed at frontline staff. It has been a huge success with hundreds of people having signed up. Click here to find out more!
Our GDPR Practitioner Certificate is proving very popular with those who need to get up to speed with GDPR as well as budding Data Protection Officers. If you require this or any other course delivered at your premises, tailored to your needs, please get in touch and we would be happy to deliver it for you.
In December, a nursing auxiliary was fined for accessing a patient’s medical records without a valid legal reason. In November a charity employee was prosecuted after he sent spreadsheets containing the information of vulnerable clients to his personal email address without the knowledge of his employer, the Rochdale Connections Trust.
Staff are often a key risk area when it comes to data protection compliance. GDPR will replace the DPA on 25th May 2018. Failure to comply with it could lead to fines of up to 20 million Euros or 4% of global annual turnover (which ever is higher).
All staff need to know about how the law will change and how personal data should be handled. But how do employers do this without staff leaving the office or overspending the training budget?
Enter the Act Now GDPR E Learning Course.This new online training course will give staff basic GDPR knowledge in 1 hour. The target audience is frontline staff, both in the public and private sector, and those who handle personal data on a day-to-day basis who need a basic knowledge of how to comply with GDPR in their role. This includes receptionists, clerical workers, school staff, call handlers, healthcare workers, bank staff etc. etc.
The course consists of twomodulesin which our data protection experts explain the key messages of GDPR in a simple and jargon free way including:
The main GDPR obligations and the new Data Subject rights
How to keep personal data safe and secure
Each module is accompanied by a multiple-choice quiz containing 10 randomly generated questions based on the contents of the module. The pass mark is 60% on each quiz. A certificate of successful completion is issued to each participant.
In producing these modules we have had regard to the Information Commissioner’s data protection training checklist.
With the costs from as little as £20 +vat per user for up to 25 users, the Act Now GDPR E Learning Course is the most cost effective GDPR training solution. We can also cater for larger numbers, please get in touch for a personalised quote.
Our GDPR Practitioner Certificate is proving very popular with those who need to get up to speed with GDPR as well as budding Data Protection Officers. Read about the last set of results. Two out of the next Five courses in 2018 are fully booked.
If you require tailored GDPR training delivered at your premises, please get in touch.