Managing, Protecting and Sharing Digital Resources

Partner: Center for Social Innovation – CSI

Online learning requires an understanding of how sensitive data is used, shared, and protected under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR is the world’s strictest personal information protection law, which defines how organizations collect, process, and store personal information, as well as how individuals can exercise their rights over their data. GDPR requires compliance by all entities operating in the European Union or handling personal data relating to EU citizens and businesses.

More information about GDPR can be found in the following link. There is information about what the GDPR is, its history, scope, penalties, key definitions, and key regulatory points.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be found here:

In e-learning, data security is also very important. Students and teachers should know how to protect their data and remain safe while taking part in online learning.

Learn more about personal data security risks and how to protect personal data during online learning in ‘Personal Data and Privacy Protection in Online Learning: Guidance for Students, Teachers and Parents’ (Huang et al., 2020). Beijing: Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University.  This guidance book describes the personal data security risks in online learning and suggests ways to protect them before, during, and after the learning process. Personal data protection for online learning is presented and concrete instructions for learners on specific learning activities are given. You can access it at this link: