2018-2020 Strategic Training Plan
In 2018 we set in motion the APDCAT Strategic Training Plan for the period 2018-2020. The aim of the Plan is to provide a response to the training needs resulting from our competence framework, especially since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became fully applicable as from 25 May 2018.
The Plan is structured into three distinct lines of action:
The first, made up of training actions in the field of data protection, is addressed to managers, heads of department, controllers and processors working in data protection in the Administration of the Government of Catalonia, public institutions, local authorities, the public and private universities that make up the Catalan university system, and all other public entities in Catalonia (in accordance with Article 3 of Law 32/2010, of 1 October, of the Catalan Data Protection Authority - APDCAT).
This training is the fruit of collaboration between the APDCAT and the Catalan School of Public Administration (EAPC).
These actions are mainly addressed to:
- Managers and controllers of processing undertaken by the Administration and public entities, the actions being aimed at raising their awareness of the obligations they must meet to comply with the new GDPR.
- Technical officials responsible for data protection at these bodies, who will receive specialised training in line with the tasks assigned to them in their organisations. This mainly applies to heads of information management, data protection officers and users with access to personal data.
The second line of action in the Strategic Plan consists in developing data protection training actions on a sectoral basis.
This training is specifically addressed to Government of Catalonia staff in the health, education and social services sectors.
In the area of education, we will continue driving forward our project for the young initiated in 2015 and aimed at raising the awareness of children and those around them about taking responsible control over their personal data when using technologies and the Internet. This project sets out to generate debate and involve children and schools in establishing common rules for growing up and living together in today’s digital world.
The Plan’s third line of action addresses in-house training of APDCAT staff, with two clearly differentiated areas of action:
- An area of basic training in data protection for all staff, and of updating and a more in-depth approach adapted to the functions of each department.
- Another area of specific training for staff engaged in different fields, included in the offering of the EAPC and the Catalan Ministry of Governance, in the following subjects:
The catalogue of training activities for all lines of action will include face-to-face, blended learning, virtual and self-learning courses.