UEFA Cybersecurity and GDPR course

The UEFA Cybersecurity and GDPR course provides the latest best practices for the safe and appropriate use of digital technologies and personal data.

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Type of learning:

E-learning Face-to-face

Estimated hours of learning:


Skills trained:

Soft skills Hard skills

Programme overview

This e-learning course aims to encourage responsible behaviour when using digital technology and managing personal data. In today’s world, digital information is increasingly targeted by cyberattacks.

• There is a hacking attack every 39 seconds.
• The cost of data breaches is expected to increase to $2.1 trillion by 2020.
• Infringement of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation can result in administrative fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20m – whichever is greater.

Most of this can be avoided in a few simple steps. In seven short modules, participants will learn these steps, other good practices and safe online behaviour. This course is a fun learning experience, using gamification and storytelling, to make it accessible to everyone no matter what their level of knowledge in digital technologies.





Information security in the workplace

Module 1

Everyone has to take full responsibility for the protection of their data. This episode goes through a typical day at the office a series of common situations and behaviors in the workplace. Analysing each situation, it later gives best practices in order to safely manage data, passwords and confidential documents.


Uses and risks of email messaging

Module 2

This episode explores the risks of e-mail messaging. Sending and receiving e-mail has become a constant at work and a way to communicate. Transmitting documents has become so everyday that we forget the weaknesses of e-mail messaging. With this module, you will learn the best practices to identify fraudulent e-mails and what constitutes a risk in that matter.


Uses and risks of using the Internet

Module 3

In this episode, you will learn about the risks users are exposed to, when they browse the Internet. You will also learn how you can reduce those risks by adopting appropriate behavior.


E-reputation and social media

Module 4

This episode centers on social media and reputation management. The internet and social media have become great spaces for free expression. They provide us with the possibility to interact with other people, to publish content, to comment, and to share. But the ease and speed in which we can publish content shouldn't make us forget our responsibilities when mentioning our employer, our colleagues or when expressing ourselves as an employee of an organisation. With this module, you will understand the risks and practices that should be avoided when communicating on social media, be it in your name or the name of the company.


Security and mobile devices

Module 5

This episode is about mobile devices. In recent years, the use of smartphones, tablets, laptops and remote data access thanks to online storage literally exploded. Many people utilize them for private and professional use, but this is not without risk. In the module, you will learn the practices to adopt to protect the data you saved on mobile devices, how to limit data usage when travelling abroad and what risks are associated with saving data on a cloud.


Data protection

Module 6

This episode centers on data protection. To conduct our activities, we need to collect and process a considerable amount of personal data everyday: when selling tickets online, in our relations to sponsors, to manage the files of players and officials, to use the data of fans or simply those of our employees. As an organisation, we have an obligation to protect the personal data entrusted to us in an appropriate way. This module will show you what it means in practice.


Information security at home

Module 7

In this episode, you will learn which practices should be adopted to protect you and your family personal data and to protect yourself from data loss or from the disclosure of information. Every user has the responsibility to protect his or her data. This module will give you the best practices in order to:

- Save your data in a safe way;
- Use your antivirus;
- Protect your online banking information;
- Protect your identity
- Protect your children from the dangers of the Internet.


Information security quiz


Certificate of completion


  • Comprehensive understanding of what cybersecurity and GDPR are and why they are important
  • Knowledge of what to do and what to avoid to ensure a safe digital presence
  • Valuable cybersecurity tips for the professional and private digital world



Anyone working for a UEFA member association


Throughout the year

How Long

3 hours




Covered by UEFA


Certificate of completion


English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian (BCMS)

Dedicated platform

Each UEFA member association can benefit from its own dedicated platform and can be autonomous in the creation of accounts for its staff as well as access to completion statistics.

For more information, please contact academy@uefa.ch