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When it comes to protecting your company’s data and your customers identities from phishing, ransomware and other forms of cybercrime, there’s no such thing as safe enough. Stronger International’s consulting and training programs can help safeguard your company’s most precious asset, your reputation. In a world where identity fraud occurs every two seconds, it’s not a question of if you will be attacked, only when. Remember, risking your data is risking your business. Our security awareness course offerings include onsite, live-remote, and computer-based training options. We also provide risk assessment consulting, security planning, and vulnerability testing at the department, division or enterprise level. Beyond Security Awareness Training we offer a full range of compliance requirement training including HIPAA, PCI, and GLBA. Get trained and get Stronger.

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GDPR Training

GDPR Insights for Both USA and EU businesses

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

The European Union has established a privacy regulation that will fill a current void as the new global standard for privacy regulation.  The GDPR (Global Data Privacy Regulation) clarifies how data is viewed and secured. The Global Data Privacy Regulation is a set of standards outlining minimal data privacy requirements that all organizations that solicit or collect data on individuals in the European Union must comply with.

A Few Important Things to Note:


  • The GDPR goes into force May 25, 2018.
  • Most companies are unaware and not prepared for the far reaching regulation.
  • If a company does business with the EU, GDPR affects them.
  • If a company collects any personal data on an EU citizen, including email addresses, GDPR affects them.
  • GDPR fines can be up to €20 million or 4% of worldwide revenue.
  • Companies that don’t comply can be sanctioned and/or barred from working in the EU.
  • Complying with only part of the GDPR is the same as non-compliance.
  • GDPR is a holistic policy and must be completely followed.

There are 28 Countries in the European Union


The population of the EU is about 512 million people. That is more than the combined population of The United States, Canada and Mexico.





Republic of Cyprus

Czech Republic






















United Kingdom

How Can Stronger Help?

We’ve got two levels of GDPR training programs that combine assessments, training, and reinforcement, arranged in turn-key, year-round plans. 


Whether you’re trying to deliver GDPR training once a year and be done, or you’re committed to a year-round program of education, we’ve got the content, tools, and services to help you achieve and stay in compliance.


Option 1:  GDPR Fundamentals

This is a single,  30-minute course including 2 short animations and 4 topic-based reinforcement posters in an off-the-shelf solution. This option can be deployed in a matter of hours, organization wide.


Option 2:  GDPR Advanced

This option allows for six role-based courses along with a role-selector so each person on your team gets the training that best fits their job requirement. The package includes 6 short animations and 6 topic-based reinforcement posters and can be customized to your organization’s look and feel. This option can be deployed within several days.


Both options have the added ability to be deployed in other languages and can be combined with our Security, Compliance, or Privacy Libraries.

Basis for Data Collection

Understand what personal data your company is storing and why. Does the company need to collect and store all the data that it has? Is there a legitimate and legal reason for the data collection? Many organizations collect data on clients that is not actively used or needed. Know what data you have and why.

Security Breach Plan

Does your organization have a 72-hour response plan in place for an incident or breach. Based on the data your organization stores, will determine who needs to be notified and how. This requires a working 72-hour incident breach plan be in place.

Data Portability and Management

Can your organization fully erase a person's data from their entire system. If a customer decides they no longer want a company to have their information or data, can that company give the data back to the client in a readable format. How does the organization disclose indirect data collection?

GDPR Compliance Checklist:

1. Audit and update your data handling policies

2. Confirm you’re capable of notifying data subjects of a breach within 72 hours

3. Hire a Designated Privacy Officer (DPO), if needed

4. Familiarize yourself with how the GDPR defines controllers and processors

5. Get a mechanism in place for gathering data subjects’ consent

6. Make sure all members of your organization are familiar with how the GDPR changes data subjects’ rights

7. Deploy privacy awareness training to all employees

8. Make sure all members of your organization know the consequences of GDPR non-compliance

9. Check that all third-party vendors who can access the data you collect are GDPR compliant

10. Get an enforceable code of conduct in place