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Data Protection Certification Course — February 2020


03 Feb 2020 to 07 Feb 2020


European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
O.L. Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE  Maastricht



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About this course
Does your work involve the processing of personal data? Do you want to become a Data Protection Officer (DPO)? Do you want to work as a professional and high-level expert at European level in the field of Data Protection? Do you want to gain the EIPA Certification in Data Protection?
Our certified Data Protection Certification course is designed to provide you with optimum preparation. It will answer your questions related to becoming a Data Protection Officer and high-level professional and it will help you deal with everyday data protection issues.
What this course covers:
  • The European legal framework for data protection (including the GDPR);
  • Key data protection concepts, principles and obligations;
  • Actors, roles and responsibilities;
  • The role of the DPO, the EDPS (European Data Protection Supervisor) and the national supervisory authorities;
  • Cloud computing, big data, analytics, internet of things, data protection and data security;
  • Severity assessment of data breaches and assurance role of the DPO (accountability, requirements and demonstrating compliance);
  • Data protection audits, cyber security, privacy and digital sovereignty;
  • Options and solutions for cross- border data transfer and third country data transfers;
  • ePrivacy design and impact assessment;
  • Grounds for processing, including legitimate interest and consent;
  • The rights of data subjects and how to handle them.
For whom is this course intended:
  • Data Protection Officers and other data protection professionals;
  • Legal and IT Professionals;
  • Anyone, in both the public and private sectors, with proven working experience in the processing of personal data;
  • Anyone who needs certification at European level in order to advance their professional career;
  • Candidates who wish to take and pass the examination.
Course methodology and highlights
We believe practical knowhow is the key to effective learning. This course therefore includes:
  • detailed explanations of the key concepts, principles, actors and roles in the field of data protection and security;
  • role plays and group exercises;
  • preparatory workshop for the final certification examination (optional);
  • extensive insights with multiple case law examples;
  • input and coaching on practical issues encountered by participants from DPO network, European institutions and agencies, Europol, Eurojust, EDPS, national authority, and other data protection experts;
  • a highly interactive approach – the structure of the course will give you opportunities to ask questions and share experiences, knowledge, needs and challenges with the experts and other participants.
To optimise your experience, we also recommend that you follow the optional preparatory workshop for the certification examination, during which time will be devoted to a recap of the essentials, exercises, a discussion and a Q&A session.
After-course support
Here at EIPA, we are working to expand our community of practitioners, building on our specialised knowledge in the field of data protection. To this end, we are designing a new dedicated website for our participants to remain fully up to date on the practical implementation of EU data protection regulations. Through this online hub, we will be sharing relevant developments and news on matters ranging from guidelines and decisions to data breaches, new codes of conduct, examples, case studies and much more in order to offer you ongoing support after the course. We believe that facilitating peer-to-peer knowledge exchange is the best way to support you in your everyday activities.



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