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Welcome to Week 1

This week, you will learn more about the basics of the GDPR. This is a crucial step for achieving a high level of understanding of the new regulation and its impact on the data protection landscape in the EU.

We would like to discuss with you the meaning of such notions as privacy, data protection and Privacy by Design, address the scope of application of the GDPR, key concepts, definitions and data protection roles as found in the new regulation and talk about the six data protection principles, the position of minors and the issue of consent.

You are expected to participate in various learning activities including reading short articles, participating in discussions and answering quiz questions.

Are you ready? Let’s go!

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Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation

University of Groningen

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