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Data protection

Protecting customer information is critical for every organisation, but cloud computing, mobile devices and the advent of home working have made it harder than ever. Technical safeguards reduce risk, but the potential for human error means your employees still need proper GDPR training.

Sponge’s data protection training not only helps inform your employees of the rules, but also leads to changes in everyday data protection behaviours – all helping to maintain the trust of customers and partners.

Protect your organisation.

Change-making content.

Our programmes are designed to drive behavioural change – not just impart academic knowledge.

Customised to your needs.

Build a tailored programme through our Mix & Match modules and target specific knowledge gaps - or go fully bespoke.

Easy, fast deployment.

Seamless deployment through your existing LMS, or delivered with Sponge’s dedicated LMS solution.

In your language.

With ready-made options in English, German and French, and the capability to serve a wide range of other languages.

What our ready-made
programme offers.

Our Mix & Match system lets you choose the business compliance and GDPR training modules your employees need, with lesson types including video, animations and simulations.

Sponge’s data protection training helps your employees internalise digital compliance in accordance with GDPR. It outlines the data subject to legal protection, how the rules are applied and the consequences of violations. 

  • Welcome. 
  • GDPR at a glance. 
  • Basic knowledge: data protection. 
  • Basic knowledge: data protection for financial service providers. 
  • Protect information. 
  • Principles of data protection. 
  • Processing of personal data by order of responsibility in the company. 
  • Handling personal data. 
  • Application procedure – what is allowed? 
  • Data from the works council. 
  • Customer Data and advertising. 
  • Practical case: The day in the office. 
  • Practical case: A day in marketing. 
  • Assessment.
  • “Escape Room” refresher training. 

Our GDPR online training is created in collaboration with Dr John Bizer, CEO of Dataport, former deputy state commissioner for data protection in Schleswig-Holstein, and co-editor of Data Protection and Data Security. Further information can be found at

Sponge's data protection courses are a proven success for organisations such as BMW, Bosch, Computacenter, Daimler, Deutsche Post, EnBW, Evonik, ING-DiBa, SCHOTT and Siemens.

Looking to create something special?

Sponge is industry-famous for cutting edge bespoke solutions. Clients come to us to set new standards for what an online compliance learning experience can be. When the topic is dry, the experience is everything.

tailored solutions.

Our range of services responds to your specific learning needs – whatever form they take.


Curious about how employees are learning? Want to know what gaps need filling? Our consultants can offer expert help.


Our award-winning bespoke solutions can make business compliance a stimulating learning experience – not just a practical necessity.

Mix & Match Solutions.

Create a flexible, distinctive programme for your employees by picking and choosing from a range of different modules.

Find your solution

Find your ideal Data Protection & GDPR learning solution.

Data Protection & GDPR from ready-to-go,
to cutting edge and bespoke.

With Sponge you can choose from a range of bespoke, tailorable, or off-the-shelf solutions, and full deployment on an LMS if you need it.

Start with core content, and customise it to meet your specifications.

  • Mix and match content modules.
  • Customise to your brand style.
  • Select sector-specific content. 
  • Translate into many languages.

Explore our tailorable digital compliance training.

Some bespoke learning methods we work with:

  • Role-play through game-based learning.
  • Augmented reality.
  • Blended learning.
  • Video.
  • Micro-learning.
  • Competitive learning.
  • Simulations.
  • Quiz-based learning.

Explore Bespoke Digital Learning with Sponge

Enhance your learning.

Sponge also provides optional content delivery and reporting systems to help you take control of your organisation’s learning.

Sponge LMS.

Our user-friendly Learning Management System makes it straightforward to manage compliance training and track users’ progress.

Learning goes deeper when it’s fun.

When it comes to learning, educational games are an incredibly effective way to capture employees’ attention, provide a safe space for practice, and reinforce knowledge through replays and rewards.

GDPR Sorted is an applied game that’s ideal for introducing your employees to GDPR. Fun and visually engaging, with realistic examples and mobile-optimised gameplay, GDPR Sorted is playable on all modern desktop, tablet and mobile platforms.


Explore other compliance topics.

Anti-bribery and corruption prevention.

Ensure honest, transparent business relationships with training in corruption risk.
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Make fraud prevention part of your daily activity and learn when and how to take action.
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Capital market compliance.

Get ahead on legal training obligations, insider trading, market manipulation, and more.
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Competition and antitrust.

Partnership – or cartel? Your employees need to know their responsibilities under competition law.
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Compliance fundamentals.

Clarify the importance of compliance in your organisation and activate your guidelines.
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Data protection & GDPR.

Secure the trust of customers, partners, and employees through clarity of data privacy.
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Equal opportunities.

Experience lifelike, practical training on the fair treatment of employees in the workplace. 
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Export control.

Get clarity around export laws and regulations, preventing violations and penalties.
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Fair supply chains.

Learn to pinpoint breaches of ethics and law in supply chain working conditions.
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Health and safety.

Health and safety requirements affect every organisation and never stop evolving. Find out how to inform your people.
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Information security.

Handle passwords, devices and documents, and spot risk to protect sensitive information.
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Prevention of money laundering.

Develop awareness of hazards and transform working habits to protect your organisation.
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Develop an unshakeable culture of listening, speaking up, and taking action on wrongdoing.
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