Technology major Microsoft on Thursday announced online courses on cloud computing, with a focus on data protection regulations, security and compliance.
The move is a part of Microsoft India’s continued efforts in building awareness around cloud technologies, data privacy and security subject areas in India, a company statement said.
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 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), security and best practices around cloud better.
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 GDPR, Indian IT Act (2000) and other regulatory frameworks that are imperative to the modern data economy.
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 in 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 supplementary content and reference materials for learners.
The platform will also feature the latest newsfeed and updates on Data Protection Regulation on a monthly basis.