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Data Protection: Refresher and Advanced Course for DPOs and Data Protection Experts

This course will help you to refresh and update your data protection knowledge. The most pressing data protection topics will be detailed by our speakers and practitioners, who are at the forefront of data protection.

About this course

The course Data Protection: Refresher and Advanced Course for DPOs and Data Protection Experts and Hands-on Module will allow you to immerse yourself in one week solely dedicated to data protection issues. These two modules will provide you with substantial knowledge in the field of data protection as well as practical knowledge on how to apply it, in the form of interactive workshops.

You can choose to book only:

(i) Data Protection: Refresher and Advanced course for DPOs and Data Protection Experts – if you want to renew your DPO certification

(ii) Data Protection: Hands-on module – if you do not want to renew your DPO certification but only want to complement your knowledge with practical ‘on the job’ workshops

Module 1Refresher and Advanced Course for DPOs and Data Protection Experts (9-11 October)

We believe in constantly updating professional knowledge, particularly in the field of data protection. In a time of unprecedented challenges posed by ever-evolving technologies and different ways to use personal data, continuous learning and updating your expertise is crucial.

The data protection officer (DPO) is a key element of accountability in every organisation as required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) And Regulation 2018/1725 (EUDPR). However, the expectations and knowledge required for the DPO are multifaceted. That requires not only mastering the GDPR or the EUDPR, but also being familiar with practical aspects of ensuring secure personal data processing and responding to data breaches.

This is why a multifaceted approach in delivering this Refresher and Advanced Course for DPOs and Data Protection Experts course is paramount. Experts and practitioners at the forefront of data protection will guide you along the legal framework of the European data protection legislation, while elaborating on some of the most pressing privacy-related issues that have emerged in the context of the pandemic.

This course is designed to help you to refresh and update your data protection knowledge. Concrete examples regarding the data protection legislative framework, analysis of the new CJEU case law, guidelines from the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) as well as relevant and realistic case studies will help you to refine your expertise and deepen your understanding of your duties and responsibilities. You will be able to benefit from the knowledge of the trainers to support the performance of your daily tasks, make it easier to deal with challenging and complex issues in a structured way, and take decisions that are pragmatic, but still compliant.

Module 2 – Hands-on Module (12-13 October)

User-generated data and the exponential industrial value of data is increasing every day. Therefore, putting together a formal set of data protection policies and procedures is essential, regardless of the size of your company or the sector it operates within. This significant step in data protection compliance is crucial to ensuring your business is built to protect the information you process on employees, customers, partners and all other parties whose data may come into your possession. Lastly, it is crucial to put in place safeguards after experiencing a data breach.

Do you need practical knowledge on how to deal with data protection related issues? Are you in doubt about how to implement requirements set out in the GDPR or EUDPR in your organisation? Do you have the knowledge but lack practical experience in the data protection field?

This course is designed to provide practical, hands-on experience to complement your existing knowledge in the field of data protection. The hands-on module is primarily focused on enhancing the day-to-day work of DPOs and anyone working in the field of data protection. You will benefit from the trainers’ knowledge and practical experience by participating in the interactive workshops.

The hands-on module is an extraordinary opportunity to put your data protection knowledge into practice. This course employs a methodology focused on practical workshops that will be moderated by practitioners in the field. The workshops will use various simulations that will allow you to learn by doing.

What will you learn:

  • How to deal with controllers’ expectations and manage diverging objectives in the business environment (stakeholder management);
  • How to ensure data protection by design and by default in a fast-changing digital and legal environment;
  • How to assess data protection compliance and how it is interlinked with IT security;
  • Risk analysis and management;
  • How to assess issues related to personal data transfers;
  • What actions to take in case of personal data breaches;
  • How to implement controls;
  • The tasks and responsibilities of the DPO;
  • How to audit an ICT provider;
  • The difference between anonymisation, pseudo-anonymisation and encryption;
  • How to conduct a data protection impact assessment;
  • What is a data processing agreement and its practical implications;
  • How to counter opposition from the rest of the organisation – a view from the DPO perspective;
  • How to ensure data protection compliant migration to a cloud computing service provider;
  • How to draft a data breach protocol and effectively raise awareness;
  • How to act after a significant data breach, including audit and lessons learnt.

Course methodology/highlights:

We believe that practical know-how is the key to effective learning. This course therefore includes:

  • Individual preparation for the course – you are invited to bring along any information about the mission, vision, values and data protection (GDPR and EUDPR) framework and governance within your organisation for case study;
  • Group and individual assignments;
  • Practical exercises on DPO roles and responsibilities;
  • An interactive approach: the module’s structure will give you the opportunity to ask questions and share and discuss experiences, knowledge, needs and challenges with the trainers and other participants;
  • There will be time for note-taking on what you learn, so you can apply it to your own situation.

NB: The successful completion of Module 1 of the course will renew your DPO certification.

You will be able to

  • facilitate the development of an effective data protection strategy and plan;
  • draft specific policies and procedures;
  • manage data breaches;
  • ensure data protection compliant transfers of personal data;
  • define the pragmatic approaches to ensure GDPR compliance within your organisation;
  • support your organisation in identifying gaps to be addressed in view of GDPR and EUDPR compliance;
  • advise your organisation on how to manage personal data;
  • support a data protection communication and training plan;
  • develop your professional international network in the field of data protection.

After taking this course, you can join EIPA’s dedicated community of practice together with former participants. You will also have access to the course materials for three months after the course.

  • Managers and DPOs exposed to questions related to data protection and the management of the related risks, plans and solutions;
  • Data protection experts and advisors;
  • Certified DPOs;
  • Anyone in the public or private sector who is responsible for their organisation’s compliance with the GDPR and EUDPR.

Hybrid course
Experience our course in a way that suits you best! This hybrid course offers the flexibility to join in-person or online through a live stream. In the registration form, you will have the opportunity to select your preferred option.

Face to Face venue
European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
O.L. Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE, Maastricht
the Netherlands

Programme Organiser
Ms Eveline Hermens
Tel: +31 43 3296259
e.hermens@eipa.eu

Fee
The fee includes documentation, refreshments, lunches and a dinner. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts
EIPA member fee
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

Meals
Dietary preferences can be indicated on the registration form.

Hotel reservations
EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. The hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).

A few days before the start of the course you will receive the log-in details for accessing the course materials. You can log in here.

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Carlo Piltz

Carlo Piltz

Data protection, IT security and IT law
Barbara Eggl

Barbara Eggl

Independent consultant on Data Protection

Programme

Module 1 – Refresher and Advanced Course for DPOs and Data Protection Experts
08.45Registration of participants
09.00Welcome: objectives of the course
Florina Pop, Senior Lecturer/Data Protection Expert, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)
09.15Potential conflicts of laws created with other countries and possible solutions
(e-Evidence v. Stored Communications Act and Cloud Act). International Negotiations
Theodore Christakis, Professor in international and European law, Director of the Centre d’Etudes sur la Sécurité Internationale et les Coopérations Européennes, Chair on the Legal and Regulatory Implications of Artificial Intelligence, Université Grenoble Alpes, Senior Fellow Cross Border Data Forum & Future of Privacy Forum
10.15Coffee Break
10.45International data transfers, data protection, digital sovereignty and data localization
Theodore Christakis
11.45Q&A
12.00Lunch break at EIPA’s restaurant
13.00Data Processing Agreements & Contracts
Dr Carlo Piltz, Lawyer/Partner at Piltz Legal, Berlin (DE)
14.00Coffee Break
14:30Transfers of Personal Data – New Challenges
Dr Carlo Piltz
15.30Workshop on Data Processing Agreements & Contracts (with transfer of data)
Dr Carlo Piltz
16.30Q&A
16.45End of the day
18.30Dinner in a restaurant in Maastricht
09.00AI and Data Protection
Theodore Christakis
10.00Q&A
10.15Coffee break
10.45Respond to Data Subject’s Rights: Practical Approaches – Part I
Dr Barbara Eggl, Data Protection Expert, former DPO European Central Bank, Frankfurt (DE)
11.45Q&A
12.00Respond to Data Subject’s Rights: Practical Approaches – Part II
Dr Barbara Eggl
13.00Lunch break at Hotel Derlon
14.30Recent Jurisprudence of the ECtHR and the CJEU
Anna Buchta, Head of Unit “Policy & Consultation”, EDPS, Brussels (BE)
15.30End of the day
09.00Workshop: Data Subject’s Rights
Dr Barbara Eggl
10.00Data Protection Safeguards – Technical safeguards for digital and physical data
Brian Honan, Director, BH Consulting, Dublin (IE)
11.00Coffee break with Limburg treat
11.30Assignment: identify data protection safeguards for a particular use case
Brian Honan
12.30Lunch break at EIPA’s restaurant
13.30Controller – Joint Controller – Processor
Emma Rodríguez Montes, Data Protection Specialist in the Data Protection Office, EUIPO, Alicante (ES)
14.30Case study: Controller – Joint Controller – Processor
Emma Rodríguez Montes
15.15Q&A
15.30End of the day and closing remarks
Module 2 – Data Protection: Hands-on Module
08.45Registration of participants
09.00Welcome: objectives of the course
Florina Pop, Senior Lecturer/Data Protection Expert, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)
09.15How to Audit an ICT Provider – a Methodology (interactive workshop)
Brian Honan, Director, BH Consulting, Dublin (IE)
10.15Q&A
10.30Coffee break
11.00Migration to a Cloud Computing Service Provider – a Toolkit (interactive workshop)
Brian Honan
12.00Q&A
12.15Lunch break at Hotel Derlon
13.45Filling in the Gaps in your Risk Assessment. Focus on Codes of Conducts (interactive workshop)
Cristobal Lander Rodriguez, Deputy DPO, EUIPO, Alicante (ES)
14.45Coffee Break
15.15Work on a Data Protection Impact Assessment Template: A Step-by-Step Approach (interactive workshop)
Emma Rodríguez Montes, Data Protection Specialist in the Data Protection Office, EUIPO, Alicante (ES)
16.15End of the day
09.00Mock Exercise (interactive workshop)
Gloria Folguera Ventura, DPO, EUIPO, Alicante (ES), Cristobal Lander Rodriguez & Emma Rodriguez Montes
10.30Coffee Break with Limburg Treat
11.00How to Counter Opposition from the Rest of the Organisation – DPOs  (interactive workshop)
Gloria Folguera Ventura
11.45Strategy of Influence: How to Master the Art of Effective Communication in your Organisation (interactive workshop)
Frank Lavadoux, Senior Lecturer, EIPA, Maastricht
12:30Q&A
12.45Conclusions, evaluation and end of the course

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Discount policy

EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount

For a limited number of training courses, EIPA offers an early bird discount.

For more information please contact us.

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