Vanta GDPR Training

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Vanta offers GDPR training developed by our in-house team of security, privacy, and compliance experts to help ensure your employees learn about important and required GDPR principles in a way that nurtures a positive and strong culture of security and privacy. 

Vanta’s GDPR training is housed directly within the Vanta platform—which means your employees can view and complete the videos without leaving the Vanta onboarding page. To assign the training to employees, you can create a group or leverage an existing one for the relevant employees and assign the training to that group. As with all modules within Vanta's security and privacy training library, you have access to the videos that are relevant to the frameworks you currently use with Vanta.

Please note: The security and privacy training videos you can access are contingent on the Frameworks enabled in your Vanta instance. This means you have access only to the training videos that are relevant to the frameworks you currently use with Vanta

GDPR topics covered 

  • GDPR overview
  • Key GDPR definitions
    • Data controllers
    • Processors
    • Data subjects
  • Personal data
  • Special categories of personal information
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments 
  • Privacy by Design
  • Key principles of GDPR
    • Lawfulness, fairness, and transparency
    • Purpose limitation
    • Data minimization
    • Accuracy
    • Storage limitation
    • Integrity and confidentiality
    • Accountability
  • Records of Processing Activity (ROPA)
  • Criteria for processing personal information
    • Consent
    • Protect vital interests
    • Legitimate interest
  • GDPR data rights for individuals
    • Right to be informed
    • Right of access
    • Right to rectification
    • Right to erasure
    • Right to restrict processing
    • Right to data portability
    • Right to object
    • Right to object to automated processing
  • Data Subject Access Request
    • Regulated response time
    • Verification of requests
  • Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • GDPR reporting requirements and fines


Setting up GDPR Training

  • From the left-hand navigation panel, select People followed by Checklists 
  • When creating or editing a checklist from the Checklists tab, you can toggle on the privacy training you want to include in a group's security tasks
    • We recommend not making this change during an audit window, but Vanta maintains all prior evidence of training completions if a change is made

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    • From the people page, you can email reminders to your employees to complete training and other security tasks.
    • Select the three-dot menu and click Send reminder 

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