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Microsoft Helps Build Awareness in Data Privacy With Online Course

Microsoft India has announced free online courses on Cloud computing, with a focus on data protection regulations.

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Microsoft India on Friday, 26 July, announced free online courses on Cloud computing to build awareness around data privacy and cloud in the country.

Launched in association with learning partner myLaw, the two-phased online course will enable students, businesses and legal professionals understand data protection, the basics of European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), security and best practices around Cloud.
Microsoft statement.

The first phase of the audio-visual course named "Cloud Computing: Data Protection Regulation", covers topics concerning privacy, data protection, transferring data across transnational cloud computing networks and data security.

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.
Keshav Dhakad, Director & Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft India.
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The second phase titled "Cloud Computing: Data Protection Compliance," to be launched in September, will provide the legal fraternity with tools and practical insights required to meet the heightened privacy and security standards set under the GDPR, Indian IT Act (2000) and other regulatory frameworks that are imperative to the modern data economy.

We are proud to partner with Microsoft as the next step in our vision to make professional learning available to all. As a platform focused on professional learning and skills, we want to provide students and professionals access to high quality learning on the most industry relevant areas of law and regulation.
Nikhil Chandra, Founder and CEO, myLaw

Microsoft India and myLaw co-curated the course work with a run-time of 2-3 hours along with the provision of additional downloadable supplementary content and reference materials for learners.

The platform will also feature the latest news feed and updates on Data Protection Regulation on a monthly basis.

What Will You Learn?

  • Cloud computing
  • Securing Personal Information on the Cloud
  • Introducing cloud computing to Business
  • Comparative study between EU’s Global Data Protection and India’s data protection rules
  • Legal Frameworks for Protecting Personal Information
  • Trans-national Flow of Data and Data Security

(with inputs from IANS, mylaw.net and Microsoft )

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