Microsoft announces online courses on cloud computing

As part of its continues efforts in building awareness around cloud technologies, data privacy and security subject areas in the country, Microsoft on Friday announced the availability of online courses on cloud computing, with a focus on data protection regulations, security and compliance.

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 IT company said a release here.

In the Titled Cloud Computing: Data Protection Regulation, the first phase of the course 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 of the course, Cloud Computing: Data Protection Compliance, to be launched in 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.

Mr Keshav Dhakad, Director and Assistant General Counsel, Corporate, External & Legal Affairs (CELA), Microsoft India, said, 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 being at the cusp of a new privacy regime.

Speaking of the partnership Nikhil Chandra, Founder and CEO of myLaw, said, “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.

Short and easily accessible through and the myLaw app, the course is focused on upskilling professionals on the go with a flexible time schedule in a mobile first and 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 supplementary content and reference materials for learners, the release said.

The platform will also feature the latest newsfeed and updates on Data Protection Regulation on a monthly basis. The coursework is open for prelaunch registrations here.


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