Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

2021-01-27T17:19:41-05:00

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) of 1999

A robust overview of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) that includes how the act came to be and how it aims to protect the privacy of consumer and customer data via the Financial Privacy Rule and the Safeguards Rule

Course Description

For organizations engaged in significant financial services, complying with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) is critical. Doing so not only ensures that customer and consumer data is appropriately protected, but it also protects the organization’s reputation and helps avoid legal action and fines – as high as $100,000 per violation – by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

This course is designed to fit snugly into an organization’s plan for GLBA compliance. It is designed to not only explain what the GLBA is but also the rationale behind the Act and the action steps that an average employee can take to help improve the security of customer/consumer data.


Topic Compliance
Delivery Format Courseware
Role/Audience All Employees
Total Time 20 Minutes
Block Foundation
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GLBA training is created especially for organizations that are engaged in financial services. Benefits of this course:

  • Delivers relevant information to address key compliance requirements
  • Engages learners in hands-on problem-solving using case-study-based examples
  • Addresses the rationale behind the Act and its rules, including the Pretexting Provision as well as additional detail on the Financial Privacy and Safeguards rules

Course Curriculum

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act course is divided into the modules listed below. The first module provides the rationale behind the Act and its rules, including the Pretexting Provision. The next two modules provide more detail on the Financial Privacy and Safeguards rules.

Module 1: Introduction to the GLBA

Module 2: The Financial Privacy Rule

Module 3: The Safeguards Rule

Module 4: Course Summary and Assessment

Upon Completion, Learners Will Be Able To

  • Explain why the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act was enacted by Congress

  • List the basic objectives of the Financial Privacy Rule, Safeguards Rule, and the Pretexting Provision

  • Describe which organizations the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act applies to and whom the GLBA protects

  • Describe the importance and requirements of the Financial Privacy Rule

  • Explain the opt-out rule and its exceptions

  • Describe the importance and requirements of the Safeguards Rule

  • Understand how organizations can develop a robust information security program

  • Learn their role in information security and apply the best practices associated with preventing the unauthorized disclosure of data

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