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What is GDPR and how it impacts the LMS?

The abbreviation GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and refers to data protection for all individuals within the European Union. This new law applies to all companies that store and process data from users located in the EU. It has been valid from May 25th of 2018.

The law has the purpose of setting parameters to guarantee the safety of user’s data and increase the rights of personal privacy in all electronic matters. It is important to know about the regulations given worldwide about data management both for those who control or process the information.

Not being GDPR compliant may cause fines up to 20 million EUR or 4% of the company’s annual profit.

As an LMS user, you’re learning activities could be impacted if any of your students, users, employees or customers are located in the EU. For that reason, all the data that is stored within the LMS needs to be compliant with this regulation.

How does Paradiso comply with the LMS GDPR Regulation?

In order to guarantee GDPR compliance, companies must not only focus on the technological part, but also on data knowledge and business activities information handling. Paradiso Learning Management System complies with the essential requirements that GDPR asks for, such as:

  • Terms and Conditions:

    This feature allows us to set the list of legal requirements that users must accept to be able to use the LMS Platform. Terms and Conditions must be located on an external webpage.

  • Download user information:

    To be GDPR compliant, Paradiso LMS Platform allows users to download their information in CSV format. Profile, Courses and Logs information can be downloaded.

  • Onboarding of new users:

    Including age and location, checking to identify minors, versioning of privacy policies, and tracking of user consent.

  • Policies report:

    Privacy report allows administrators to have knowledge about who has accepted terms and conditions, who has “Data Use authorization” enabled or disabled and user’s age and location.

  • Data use authorization:

    Allows users to choose whether their information will be used on System reports or not.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is GDPR, and why is it important for an LMS?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, a European Union law designed to protect the privacy of individuals’ personal data. It’s crucial for an LMS to comply with GDPR to ensure the security and privacy of user data.

How does GDPR compliance affect the use of an LMS?

GDPR compliance means that the LMS must ensure the lawful and secure processing of personal data, obtain user consent, provide data access, and implement data protection measures.

Can I transfer personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) with a GDPR-compliant LMS?

Yes, but it should only be done under specific conditions, such as using GDPR-approved safeguards.

What rights do users have under GDPR when using an LMS?

Users have the right to access, rectify, or delete their personal data within the LMS. GDPR also grants the right to data portability and the right to be forgotten.

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