Still Struggling with GDPR? There’s an App for That
Described as a ‘game changer’ the new app is designed to help organisations of all sizes navigate and comply with GDPR.
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is still relatively new and many companies are still learning how best to navigate the new directive. In the run-up to its implementation, many businesses scrambled to ensure they were legally compliant and many felt completely overwhelmed by the process.
To assist those firms still feeling the shock waves of GDPR, a new joint business initiative ‘Constellate’ has been formed between the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) and Edinburgh based Droman Solutions. Together they have introduced the first GDPR app in an accredited series designed to help businesses get to grips with the potential scenarios surrounding GDPR.
SBRC describes the series of apps as “the first of their kind in the UK” and says it will provide clear, practical and expert guidance about GDPR to businesses of all sizes, from sole traders to large corporations.
Users are invited to immerse themselves in gaming technology as a learning mechanism, this presents them with a 3D virtual office, in which they can achieve formal GDPR accreditation without written notes or attending courses while receiving ongoing support for professional development.
The content of the game is contributed by qualified data protection experts and costs £18.99 per year. The GDPR app is always accessible to the user once they have achieved competency, which allows them to refresh their knowledge at any time.
The SBRC assures potential users that it “provides fun and engaging training for a fraction of the time and financial cost of traditional classroom learning”.
GDPR was a Starting Line – Not a Finishing Tape
Laura Irvine, Data Protection and Privacy Law Specialist at BTO Solicitors, who played an integral role in the development of the new GDPR app, said: “It has been developed to provide realistic workplace scenarios, a glossary of GDPR terms and help sheets to provide deeper insight into some of the key aspects.
“As a business owner, manager or member of staff, we now have greater obligation to ensure that personal data is processed properly – reputationally, it is important to get this right.”
Mandy Haeburn-Little, CEO of the SBRC said: “We are very excited about this as the first in a whole new stable of low cost, but very high-value products aimed at the business market.
“It has been developed by partners with a long-established record of public service to safety and security in businesses, to give organisations peace of mind knowing they are up to date with the latest developments in data protection.”