Data Protection and GDPR

How you can get ready for GDPR compliance requirements through your LMS

Security and compliance are areas that are constantly evolving and changing, which is vital to keep up with growing threats. At the same time, media coverage of large-scale data breaches have increased public awareness of the threats to their data if businesses don’t have sufficient protection measures in place. With GDPR preparation in place ready for implementation in May 2018, now is the time for businesses to consider all of the ways that they can ensure that they are completely compliant ahead of this deadline, and one way to enhance your GDPR compliance is through your LMS.

An introduction to LMS

Organisations using an LMS can offer training (if that is their sector) or can choose from different training options depending on their preferences and industry. Generic training is also necessary where it is applicable to all organisations, specifically noting the GDPR which comes into action next year, to which all businesses across the UK and Europe will be held accountable to.

How does LMS increase compliance through training?

Many companies are looking to speed up their compliance whilst maintaining low training costs throughout their organisation. Old employees should be kept up-to-speed with the latest regulations and changes, and new employees should be trained to the current standards. Risk assessment is key to ensuring full compliance, and this can be a long process. However, LMS can allow companies to monitor individual learning progress, and benefit from training updates as any changes are made to regulations that are relevant. It also means that companies can check that their staff are trained to full compliance, and consistently across their company.

What features of LMS improve compliance?

You may already be familiar with the idea of LMS, but did you know that it can actually boost your compliance with GDPR? LMS offers some helpful features including auditing and tracking tools to improve data security. At the same time, LMS can enable certification and greater management capabilities, all of which improve transparency and reduce risks of non-compliance. Testing and assessment of staff members who are already trained can establish where re-training may need to occur, and guarantee that staff members are always training to the highest level of compliance when it comes to data protection. All of these features contribute to full GDPR compliance.

GDPR compliance is necessary

Failing to comply with GDPR, or other regulations, can result in companies being fined, legal action being taken against them, and long-lasting damage to their brand name. It can destroy customer trust when businesses fail to meet GDPR requirements, but implementing an LMS solution can get staff certified to the highest possible levels before the looming GDPR deadline.
If you want to find out more about LMS and compliance, get in touch with Enterprise Study to find out more about their award-winning training administration systems today by calling 01242 254 254.