Microsoft brings free online courses on Cloud Computing

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

As part of Microsoft India’s continued efforts in building awareness around cloud technologies, data privacy and security subject areas, the company 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.

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.

Launched in association with learning partner myLaw, the two-phase 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, the company said in a statement.
“It is clear to us that equipping and empowering the right person with the right knowledge and skills is crucial to sustaining the digital economy.
“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,” said Keshav Dhakad, Director & Assistant General Counsel, Corporate, Microsoft India.

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

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