GDPR Guide - Help and Support for GDPR Compliance

GDPR Playbook Do It Yourself Guide™

The General Data Protection Regulations [GDPR] Playbook is a set of modules which, when carried out in sequence, walk you through the things that you need to consider, and produce, in order to comply with the GDPR. 

The Playbook works in a series of five modules and is complemented with webinars to bring the tools to life and help you in making the decisions that are right for your organisation.

At the end of each module, you will be invited to book a 15-minute, 1:1 appointment with a GDPR qualified Practitioner. Get answers to any questions or queries that may arise as you progress through each module.

If you’re looking for something super comprehensive (the playbook goes way beyond just the Privacy Notice!) with personal support too, this could be just what you need.
— Kerstin Martin, Squarespace authorised trainer and web designer, Washington, USA.
We began to focus on the GDPR towards the end of 2017. Since then, we have been conversing regularly with Marbral, discussing our queries and raising our concerns. Throughout this time, they have been incredibly helpful clarifying matters regarding the regulation and offering constant reassurance. Marbral surveyed all of Argo Partners’ processes with such professionalism and efficiency and have helped us to adapt our business to bring it in line with the new regulation. It has been a pleasure to work with the Marbral team, who have supported us throughout the journey to full GDPR implementation – thank you!
— Argo Partners, Portugal.

GDPR Playbook Overview

The GDPR Playbook Do It Yourself Guide™ comprises of five modules, which step you through a simple sequence to GDPR compliance. Each module is accompanied by specific templates and downloads to complete. You will build a suite of documentation that will form a record of your work to demonstrate your GDPR compliance. 

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Choose your Playbook

The GDPR Playbook Do It Yourself Guide™ is available in Basic and Premium. Both have all the required templates and guides to support you towards GDPR compliance. The Basic includes four hours of additional consultancy hours with a GDPR professional, while the Premium includes twelve hours of dedicated support with a GDPR practitioner.

 The Basic Playbook is perfect for any organisation with an existing GDPR project team to support the work.

The Basic Playbook is perfect for any organisation with an existing GDPR project team to support the work.

 The Premium Playbook is perfect for any organisation with limited project capabilities. Purchase Premium and enjoy extended support capability with a GDPR practitioner.

The Premium Playbook is perfect for any organisation with limited project capabilities. Purchase Premium and enjoy extended support capability with a GDPR practitioner.

Basic playbook + 4 hrs gdpr practitioner time

The Basic Playbook includes four hours additional support from a GDPR practitioner. Use this time for whatever you need. Book these hours online once you have made your purchase. If you have a GDPR project team in place, ready to scale your activities and support you through the process, the Basic Playbook will be your best solution.



premium playbook + 12 hrs gdpr practitioner time

The Premium Playbook goes further than the Basic by supplying up to twelve hours of dedicated support from a GDPR practitioner. You can book by the hour from your block of twelve hours. This will support you to embed your GDPR activities within your organisation. Within these hours you can also request additional services to support your GDPR project. If you are a business with limited project capability and support, the Premium Playbook is for you.



+ Module One

This module focuses on getting you up to speed with an overall awareness of GPDR, introducing risk assessments, and also the next steps you will need to carry out in order to comply. It will introduce the key concepts of the GDPR and how to start designing your approach to compliance.

+ Module Two

When you start your GDPR project, you will first need to decide whether you need to appoint a Data Protection Officer and you will also need to capture a record of all the personal data you are processing. This module will help you with these decisions, provide a job description for the role [if required] and also support you to fill in the templates that you need, to complete your processing records.

+ Module Three

Certain registers of data handling must be kept and regularly updated. This module supports the creation of these and how to handle them. For example, you will need to know who you are transferring data to, where you are receiving it from and why, as well as what systems you are using to do this.

+ Module Four

Some specific techniques for handling and safeguarding personal data are set out in the GDPR. This will necessarily mean that you must consider your current set up and how this may need to change or be strengthened in order to comply. This module will cover these techniques and provide tools to help you.

+ Module Five

Document, document, document - the GDPR requires you not just to say you have complied, but to prove it as well. This module takes you through all the different elements that you need, to build up your paper shield, not only to defend your organisation but also, to support the integration of data protection considerations, wherever they are needed.



+ What is the GDPR Playbook Do It Yourself Guide™

The GDPR Playbook is a guide for small to medium-sized organisations, which will take you, step-by-step, through the process of complying with the GDPR, which becomes enforceable from 25th May 2018. The guide includes both instructions and templates, to allow you to define the documentation required to support your organisation with demonstrating compliance in the GDPR. What's more you will also receive support from a GDPR professional throughout.

+ Who is the Playbook for?

The GDPR Playbook offers a guide for any individual or team who are responsible for the GDPR compliance in their organisation. It is recommended for small to medium-sized organisations who process, manage, collect and/or store personal data.

+ Why use the Playbook?

The GDPR Playbook will take you through each step of your journey to GDPR compliance. As you progress, you will be guided through the creation of all the necessary materials required to demonstrate compliance. You will also be supported by a team of experienced GDPR professionals to answer your questions and support you through your journey. The playbook is relevant whatever your current stage of compliance. It will give you the confidence to complete the process ahead of the deadline.

+ How do I access it?

You have two purchase options: Basic Package Premium Package Both options will provide you will all of the guides and templates you need for GDPR compliance, however, the Premium option gives you extended support from our GDPR professionals.

+ What happens once I have purchased?

You will receive a confirmation of your purchase and shortly afterwards, you will receive an email with login details to access the Playbook. From this point forward, you will be able to access the first in a series of five modules. As you progress through the Playbook, all templates and guides will be made available to you. Upon successful completion of each module, you will be invited to book a fifteen minute session with a GDPR professional. Use this time to ask any questions about what has been covered in that specific module, or in fact any other burning questions about the GDPR.

+ How do I book my free consultancy allowance?

As part of the Playbook, at the end of each module, you will find a link to book your fifteen-minute dedicated 1:1 appointment with a GDPR professional. Use this time to ask any questions raised from the previous module, or indeed about any other burning questions you may have. Depending on the level of Playbook purchased, you will also be entitled to between four and eight hours additional consultancy with a GDPR professional. To access the online booking system, click on the final module within your learning path. Use these hours for anything you like that will help you towards GDPR compliance within your organisation. If you need more than your allocated hours of consultancy, please contact us to book additional contact hours at a preferential rate.

+ How do I obtain multiple logins for my team?

When you purchase the Playbook you will be invited to enter your name and email address. The will then become the registered user details. Should you wish for more than one member of your organsation to access the Playbook, we would recommend you share the log-in details with your colleagues.

+ What are the minimum system requirements for using this Playbook?

The GDPR Playbook is hosted on our LMS. To access this, you must have your login credentials and an internet connection. We recommend using any of the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 8+
  • Firefox 2+
  • Safari on Mac1.2+ Javascript, cookies and Flash Player 9+ should be enabled. While not a requirement, the Playbook is best viewed using a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

+ Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Please email us with any further questions you may have about the GDPR Playbook Do It Yourself Guide™.

Disclaimer: The GDPR Playbook Do It Yourself Guide™ does not constitute legal advice or legal information. Any individual who intends to rely upon or use the information contained herein, in any way, is solely responsible for independently verifying the information and obtaining independent expert advice, if required.