Data Protection Certification Course — December

02/12/2019 - 06/12/2019
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Project number: 1911503

Data Protection Certification Course — December

Rated 4.58 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

From:  2.070,00

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 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.
By the end of the course, you will:
  • be able to process and transfer personal data, and comply with data protection requirements in your day-to-day work;
  • be better aware of relevant tools and existing practices in the field of cloud computing, big data, analytics, internet of things, severity assessments of data breaches, data protection audits, cyber security and privacy;
  • have a solid understanding of how things work in practice and a vision of the EU’s future in this field;
  • have a solid basis for continuous learning as a Data Protection Officer afterwards;
  • benefit directly from the insights of data protection experts, participate in professional
    dialogues and benefit from networking opportunities during the course;
  • obtain the EIPA attendance certificate;
  • take the EIPA certification examination;
  • be able to qualify as a data protection professional at European level;
  • develop your professional international network in the field of data protection.
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.

You can also register for this course in June.

The detailed programme of this course will be available soon.

Course 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

The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

EIPA offers a 10% 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, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Lunches, the reception or dinner will be served at a restaurant in town. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations
EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All 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. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the EIPA project number for your course.

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

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.). 

12 reviews for Data Protection Certification Course — December

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Granqvist

    A great course which made the most out of the limited time of one week. There were great lecturers, a tight but nice schedule, enough time to socialize with other participants, all set in a beautiful town in the centre of Western Europe. The only weak part was the coffee.

  2. Rated 3 out of 5

    Pedro Miranda

    Overall the course is good, but in my opion to focused in the European Institutions and not in the private sector.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pierre Langlois de Bazillac

    Excellent course.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great course which was organised at the right time!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ignacio DEL CAMPO

    It is an excellent training ! Great organization and very useful.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ignacio DEL CAMPO

    Excellent training !

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Luca Furlotti

    The course was very well organised; all presenters were highly knowledgeable; presentations very effective and to the point. EIPA team were very supportive and friendly. One important aspect has been the possibility of networking with your colleagues from all around of Europe (EU institutions and the private sector). Social events/dinners were organised in very nice places. Indeed, I was surprised about the quality of the food! I definitely recommend this course to who needs a deep knowledge of the GDPR.

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Reesa Paatsi

    I would recommend this very good course to private sector lawyers with already some experience in the data protection field. You may attend the course without any previous knowledge, but to a more experienced lawyer the fantastic line of speakers gives an excellent opportunity to rise discussions in more complex matters and actually get answers that help to solve the matters. Additionally, I would say that, having a lot of experience with similar course programs, this one was very well organized and left a feeling that it was time well spent. I do hope that EIPA will offer additional expert level courses in the future.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rolf Espen Riktor

    Thanks for a great week with in-depth covering of all the aspects of the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation + quite a lot of other related information. It was a tremendous lot of information to assimilate during one short week, but with the help of great tutors, in-depth discussions with fellow students, practical exercises and workshops, and comprehensive presentations, I feel that it was possible to assimilate the essence of the material and that I now have a good platform for further development of my skills in this area and thus beeing able to render my clients with useful services and advice:)

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    I really enjoyed the course, the in-deepth information from different perspectives and the warm welcome in Maastricht.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Brett

    A really great course with varied presenters from across the spectrum of Data Protection. The organisation of the course was excellent and the location in Maastricht was fantastic. I felt the course offered a lot of opportunities to network and to benefit from the experience and knowledge of fellow participants. Would highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in Data Protection.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Carlos Fernandes

    Course that addresses the main themes of the General Data Protection Regulation, with a good balance between theory and practice.

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