Free Game: This Is GDPR Jeopardy!
Fingers on buttons, contestants! It’s time for GDPR Jeopardy!
Well, a loving facsimile of the classic TV quiz show.
GDPR Two Years In
May 25, 2020, marks the two-year anniversary of the landmark General Data Protection (GDPR). The regulation has certainly had an impact, with some $126 million in fines issues for violations of the law since it went into effect.
The GDPR is designed to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses the export of EU citizens’ personal data outside the EU, meaning both Eurozone companies and those based in the U.S. that handle EU citizen data must comply with the regulation.
So even though the GDPR has “Europe” written all over it (it even uses European spellings), any company in the U.S. dealing with the personal data of international customers will likely have to comply.
A Learning Opportunity
Unfortunately, U.S. employee knowledge of the regulation may not be up to snuff even two years in. Our 2020 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report found that 61% of U.S. employees surveyed did not know if their company needs to comply with the GDPR.
To recognize the two-year anniversary and help spread a little knowledge, we’ve built a free-to-play online game designed to test your and your employees/colleagues’ knowledge about the GDPR.
Modeled on the game show Jeopardy!, our online game helps players understand the basics of data privacy and the GDPR.
Sample questions include:
- What is the purpose of the GDPR?
- Who is responsible for following policies related to the collection and processing of personal data?
- Who do the GDPR data protection requirements apply to?
The GDPR contains specific provisions on maintaining the privacy awareness of employees handling client data through training. Unfortunately, the rules don’t go further than that.
But, that’s no reason to put any less focus on this aspect of GDPR compliance as any other. In fact, we see it has an opportunity to get creative with how you share information about the regulation!
How to Use the GDPR Game
Want a quick and easy way to engage your employees? Consider following the steps below:
- Promote the game with an all-employee email. Keep it brief with a link to the game – it’s the real draw here. Feel free to pull text from this post or the game itself.
- Create a company leaderboard and post it in a break room or in a tool like Slack. Tell employees to send screen captures of their final scores.
- Recognize the high scorers! Consider giving them a certificate or gift for a job well done!
Our GDPR Jeopardy-style game is an example of the training content and resources we have available both for free and for clients. Find out more about our GDPR TrainingPack.