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Certified GDPR Foundation Training & Certification

The GDPR Foundation certification course will provide a comprehensive introduction and practical understanding of the GDPR obligations, including implementation implications, legal requirements and how to implement the regulation within your organization. The course will further focus on the practical application (Foundation) and the material substance of the GDPR Articles for GDPR execution, including scope, approach, structure, data flows and mapping, to ensure ongoing compliance (Application & Substance).

During the course, we will go through the process of implementation to ensure EU GDPR compliance, and how you can help your company avoid additional work, and loss of reputation resulting from data breaches.

The GDPR Foundation training programme will give participants the opportunity to get complete guidance, ask questions and group discuss on key GDPR issues. The examination consists of a multiple-choice test covering a broad range of relevant GDPR knowledge and topics that are dealt with, in this advanced GDPR DPO training course.


Course Content

  • Background of the EU GDPR and significant terminology.
  • The fundamental differences between the Data Protection Act and the EU GDPR.
  • The data subject’s rights to individual’s personal data.
  • Procedure for Processing Subject Access Requests (access to personal data).
  • GDPR Privacy rules – marketing requirements as well as breaches and summary.
  • The implementation track to EU GDPR compliance:
    • Privacy by Design and Default
    • The What, When and How of Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
    • Conducting data audits
    • Training and competence requirements
    • Incident response and breach reporting
    • Updating policies and procedures
    • The multi-jurisdictional and territorial scope of the EU GDPR
    • International data transfers.

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Certified GDPR Foundation Workshop
July 24, 2018
Manchester, UK
Price : GBP 475 +VAT (with certification)

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Who should attend this course?

This course has been designed to suit anyone seeking to broaden their knowledge of the GDPR, including:

  • Those without prior knowledge of GDPR;
  • Managers with a role in data protection or information security who wish to get a good understanding of GDPR regulations, and how to comply with the regulation;
  • Individuals from business functions that processes personal information or data, such as legal, corporate governance, risk and compliance, management systems, data security, IT services, marketing, financial and accounting and HR;
  • Those with limited knowledge/training in data protection but with goals of becoming Data Protection Officers.

Suggested job roles and their teams include:

  • CIOs/CTOs
  • Data Protection Officers
  • Internal Audit Managers and Staff
  • CISO
  • IT Security Officers
  • Information Security Managers
  • IT Directors and Managers
  • IT Analysts/IT Auditors
  • IT and Data Consultants and Project Managers involved in data protection, information security or cyber security issues
  • IT and Data Consultants and project managers that participate in GDPR projects
  • Individuals with some IT experience who want to qualify on GDPR issues.



The certification is offered in co-operation with our training partner, The EUGDPR Institute. The certification is optional and can be taken online right after the workshop or within the next day of the course. Individuals wishing to obtain the certificate must:

  • Complete the one-day classroom training.
  • Study the course materials provided during the training.
  • Take the multiple-choice examination.

The validity of the certification is two years.
All participants of the course will be given a Certificate of Attendance.


Course Outcomes

  • Gain a good understanding of the current Data Protection legislation, concepts, the underlying principles and their application.
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of some of the main terms and concepts of GDPR such as privacy impact assessments, privacy by design, audits, data breaches etc.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) within your organisation.
  • Determine how the new regulations around GDPR apply to your organisation.
  • Ascertain the new governance and technical needs required within your organisation to comply with the GDPR requirements.


Key takeaways

  • Gain the confidence to interpret the requirements of the data protection regulations.
  • Have greater knowledge and skills to identify potential impacts of privacy challenges.
  • Acquire the know-how to incorporate relevant policies and measures to reflect GDPR requirements.

What’s included?

  • Professional training venue with breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
  • Comprehensive documentation (as digital copy; PDF file optional).
  • A chronological summary of all GDPR articles with an explanation on each article to ensure the right understanding of the articles in question during implementation.
  • The Copenhagen Compliance® GDPR Roadmap and Framework
  • EU GDPR Foundation, Application & Substance Exam (EU GDPR FAS) (optional)
  • Certificate of attendance