As part of the company’s efforts to build awareness around cloud technologies, data privacy and security subject areas, Microsoft announced the availability of online courses on cloud computing, with a focus on data protection regulations, security, and compliance. This program is launched in association with learning partner myLaw, the free-of-cost online course enables students, business and legal professionals, and overall legal and compliance communities to understand data protection, the basics of GDPR, security and best practices around cloud better.
The first phase is titled as Cloud Computing: Data Protection Regulation, which covers questions that arise in the context of privacy and data protection, including the transfer of data across transnational cloud computing networks, data protection and data security. This course will also cover how regulations such as the GDPR and Indian data security laws are seeking to address issues in these areas. The second phase, Cloud Computing: Data Protection Compliance, which will be available from September 2018 will provide the legal fraternity with tools and practical insights required to meet the heightened privacy and security standards set out under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Indian IT Act (2000) and other regulatory frameworks that are imperative to the modern data economy.
The courses are short and easily accessible through mylaw.in and the myLaw app, the course is focused on upskilling professionals on the go with a flexible time schedule on a mobile first, cloud first environment. Microsoft India and myLaw have co-curated the coursework for the program, which has a short run time of 2 -3 hours. The audio-visual course also provides additional downloadable contents and reference materials for learners. The platform will also feature the latest newsfeed and updates on Data Protection Regulation on a monthly basis. The course is open for prelaunch registrations and you can register here.
Keshav Dhakad, Director & Assistant General Counsel, Corporate, External & Legal Affairs (CELA), Microsoft India, said, “Microsoft has been at the forefront of building awareness around the benefits of cloud services and the importance of privacy & security. As India’s digital transformation accelerates, it is clear to us that equipping and empowering the right person with the right knowledge & skills is crucial to sustaining the digital economy. We are excited to partner with myLaw to provide the legal and business fraternities with a platform that will help equip them with knowledge of cloud computing, data protection, and key regulations, more so with the evolutionary changes in global laws on privacy through the GDPR and with India is at the cusp of a new privacy regime.”
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