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DPO Practitioner Training Workshop


About the course

The GDPR brings many new and stricter requirements challenging the skills of all privacy professionals. The regulation essentially creates a new position of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) in public and many private organisations. Data Protection Officers will be empowered to independently ensure compliance with the new data protection regime. Even for private organizations not obliged to formally appoint a DPO, there will be a need to develop an experienced and knowledgeable privacy professional to manage compliance and security risks. This three-day intensive and certified DPO Practitioners training course will equip you with in-depth knowledge and skills required to comply with the requirements of the GDPR and fulfill the DPO role.



Role and responsibility of a DPO

The new GDPR framework and need for Data Protection Officer can be useful instruments to implement the fundamental changes many organisations need to streamline their IT and data processes and get full control over their IT platforms and databases. The role of the DPO is vital to facilitate:

  • Adherence by all parties concerned to an approved code of conduct to achieve GDPR compliance
  • Demonstrate compliance with the obligations of all stakeholders including the data controller and allow data subjects to evaluate the level of data protection of products and services
  • Implement controls for the exchange of information by electronic means between stakeholders (controllers, processors and supervisory authorities) for binding corporate rules and mutual assistance
  • Enhance transparency and compliance with GDPR to ensure adequate standards of protection to and by a third party, country or territory or a specified sector within standard GDPR protection clauses; formats and procedures

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DPO Practitioners Training & Workshop
25 & 26 July, 2018
Manchester, UK
Price: GBP 1350 +VAT (with certification)

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Topics covered

  • The current EU legal framework including the GDPR and national legislation in practice: Data protection principles and central concepts
  • Actors and roles: data subject’s rights
  • Transfers of personal data, contractual clauses
  • Access to documents and data protection
  • Binding Corporate Rules
  • Case law on personal data protection
  • Data protection supervisory authorities
  • Cloud computing: Data security
  • IT and Cybersecurity
  • Privacy by design/default
  • Privacy impact assessment
  • Data protection audit


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.


Why you should do this course

DPOs will be very active in ensuring and controlling privacy risks and monitoring compliance with the requirements (and the benefits) of the new GDPR within an organisation. These new roles will gain rapid visibility and create career opportunities since they are required to report directly to the top management.


The certification is offered in co-operation with our training partner, The EUGDPR Institute. The holder of an EU GDPR DPO qualification exam certificate will be registered on the EUGDPR Institute® successful candidate record database. With the registration, you can demonstrate the validity of your GDPR qualification to current and prospective employers worldwide or use it for your next assignment.

The certification is optional and can be taken online right after the workshop or within the next day of the course. The examination consists of a multiple-choice test covering a broad range of relevant GDPR knowledge and topics that are covered in this advanced GDPR DPO training course.

To pass the exam, participants must have basic GDPR knowledge and a good understanding of data privacy and protection mandates and issues. Individuals wishing to obtain the certificate must:

  • Study the course materials provided when registration is accepted.
  • Complete three days of classroom training, including Foundation certification.
  • Register for the optional certification workshop ‘DPO Certification’.

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 asprivacy 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 needsrequired 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.
  • Take the 50 questions (multiple-choice) exams


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