SAN ANTONIO (PRWEB)
December 01, 2017
Inspired eLearning, a global leader in education-based security awareness and compliance training, announced today that it has debuted a new series of modules designed to help organizations prepare for the upcoming implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations set for May 2018.
Commencing May 25, 2018, all companies that collect or process personal data of EU residents must adhere to strict Opt-In consent is required. These requirements, in the form of explicit “Opt-In” consent, must be secured each time and for each purpose a company uses a customer’s data. The company must also allow for EU citizens to withdraw and mandates the deletion of data if a consumer withdraws consent. EU citizens will be able to request their information at any time and companies must notify authorities regarding data breaches.
Kyle Metcalf, CEO of Inspired eLearning, states, “The upcoming implementation of GDPR applies to all companies that collect or process the personal data of EU resident and pertains to both EU and non-EU companies. Our customers, and companies across the globe, have only months to prepare.:
Metcalf adds, “We believe education is paramount to helping companies protect themselves from external threats such as cyber security as well as compliance matters on the local, national and global levels. The penalties for GDPR non-compliance includes fines upwards of 20,000,000 Euros, a risk of class action lawsuits from the data breach victims and long lasting damage to the company’s brand.”
About Inspired eLearning
Founded in 2003, Inspired eLearning today helps companies, from startups to global enterprises, educate employees about cyber security threats and best practices designed to protect organizations from attack. The Inspired eLearning catalog includes cyber security courses for employees at every level, including specialized content for C-suite executives.
The company has been widely recognized for its PhishProof Anti-Phishing software, which includes training, reinforcement, and world-class analytics to help employees defend their organization against attacks. The training courses from Inspired eLearning integrate dynamic, interactive content that simulates real-world scenarios. Research has shown this form of training to be 3.5 times more effective than…