The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). With an effective date of May 25, 2018, organizations within the EU and those managing EU citizen data are scrambling to get up to speed on the impending regulation.
Almost daily we come across a news story or new resource for GDPR that’s intended to educate and inform. The topic of GDPR can be a heavy one, with its sweeping business impact and hefty non-compliance fines. What’s catching our attention this week are the creative and easy-to-digest GDPR resources.
GDPR Education “Light”
If you’re growing weary of lengthy blog posts and wordy white papers, here are some lighter reads that provide essential information on GDPR and how to get ready for compliance:
- Collibra’s interactive quiz walks you through several questions to test your general understanding of GDPR and its impact to organizations in and outside the EU.
- CEB/Gartner’s readiness quiz focuses more on the organizational structure required to manage regulations, like GDPR. (Note: To see how you did on the quiz, you’ll need to submit some personal information and have your results sent back to you.)
- The GDPR Coalition, a volunteer-driven initiative aimed to raise awareness of GDPR, published a series of colorful, informative resources, including the GDPR Jargon Bingo infographic and Snakes and Ladders “game.” (You can find their complete collection here.)
We’d be remiss not to mention our Big Data and Global Data Privacy Regulations article. Though it’s not a quiz or game, we believe you’ll find its coverage of GDPR informative.
Let us know if you come across additional GDPR resources that take a light-hearted educational approach to this heavy topic.