Global Privacy and Information Security

Overview/ Description

Given the global nature of commerce and the prevalence of the electronic exchange of information, data security has never been a more critical business issue. This course will provide employees in global organizations with a high-level awareness of the regulatory, legal, and corporate requirements for handling and protecting personal and sensitive information. It will explore the principles underlying the various information security laws in place around the world, and outline best practices for handling data appropriately. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Gordon Dadds LLP. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with legal statutes or statutory instruments. Gordon Dadds LLP accepts no responsibility for their contents and the reliance on the contents is prohibited and at the user’s risk. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, a solicitor-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.

Target Audience

All employees, particularly those who routinely handle confidential information or sensitive personal information

Expected Duration (hours)


Lesson Objectives

Global Privacy and Information Security

  • recognize information that needs to be protected
  • recognize data protection principles that underlie privacy laws around the world and how they apply in business
  • recognize best practices for protecting personal information
  • recognize the benefits of complying with information security requirements

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