Data Protection Certification: Advanced Module

27/06/2018 - 29/06/2018
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Project number: 18115021

Data Protection Certification: Advanced Module

From:  1.350,00

Registration for this course is closed. Take a look at our latest courses: Data Protection Certification Course – June 2019 or Data Protection Certification Course – December 2019


Does your work involve the processing of personal data? Do you want to become a Data Protection Officer? 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 get the EIPA Certification in Data Protection?

Our Data Protection Advanced Module is designed to prepare you in the best way. It will answer your questions on how to become a Data Protection Officer and high level professional and it will help you deal with data protection issues on a daily work basis.

What you will learn in this course:

  • Cloud computing, big data, analytics, internet of things, Data Protection and Data Security
  • Severity assessment of data breaches and assurance role of DPO (accountability requirements and demonstrating compliance)
  • Data Protection Audit, Cyber-security, privacy and digital sovereignty
  • Options and solutions for cross- border data transfer
  • E-Privacy design and impact assessment.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Be able to process & transfer personal data, and comply with data protection issues in your day-to-day work
  • Be better aware of applicable tools and existing practices in the field of Cloud computing, big data, analytics, internet of things, severity assessment of data breaches, Data Protection Audit, Cyber-security and privacy
  • Have a solid understanding of how things work in practice and a vision of the EU future in this field
  • Have a solid basis for continuous learning on the DPO afterwards
  • Benefit directly from the insights of Data Protection experts, participate in professional
    dialogues and benefit from the networking opportunity during the course
  • Get the EIPA attendance certificate
  • Take part in the EIPA certification exam
  • Receive your qualification as a Data Protection Professional at European level
  • Develop your professional international network in the field of Data Protection.

Who is this course for:

  • Data Protection Officers and Professionals
  • Legal and IT Professionals
  • Anyone, in both public and private sector, with proven working experience in  the processing of personal data
  • Anyone who needs a certification at European level to advance his/her professional career
  • Candidates who wish to attend and pass the examination.

Course methodology and highlights;

We believe learning happens best with practical knowledge. So this course includes:

  • Detailed explanations of the key concepts, principles, its actors and roles in the field of data protection and security
  • Role play and group exercises
  • (Optional) Preparatory Workshop for the final certification exam
  • Extensive insights with multiple case law examples
  • Inputs and coaching on practical demands from participants by DPOs network, European institutions and agencies, Europol, Eurojust, EDPS, National Authority, and other Data Protection experts
  • Very interactive approach. The module’s structure will give you the possibilities to ask questions, share experience, knowledge, needs and challenges with the experts and other participants

If you want to pass a final test and obtain the ‘EIPA professional certification in Data Protection’ we strongly recommend you to attend the Advanced Module.

To help you in the best way we also recommend you to follow, after the advanced module, the “optional preparatory workshop” for the certification exam, where time will be devoted to a recap of the essentials, MCQ examples, exercises discussion and a Q&A session.





Advanced Module/Refresher course: Becoming a European Certified Data Protection Officer




Introduction to the advanced course
Cristiana Turchetti, Head of Unit, EIPA




Data Protection and Data Security

Daniel Drewer, Data Protection Officer of Europol




Cloud computing, big data, analytics, internet of things
Brian Honan, Director, BH Consulting




Severity assessment of data breaches
Philippe Renaudière, former Data Protection Officer, European Commission




Coffee break




Assurance role of DPO: Accountability requirements and demonstrating compliance
Daniel Drewer




Data Protection Audit
Daniel Drewer




Lunch at EIPA’s restaurant




Information about the examination
Nicole Pletzers, EIPA’s DPO & responsible for the examination

Group Exercises




Role play: DPO in the line of fire
Daniel Drewer and Brian Honan




Coffee break




Simulation exercise: How to conduct an audit interview
Daniel Drewer and Brian Honan




End of the third day




Dinner at the Grand Café Maastricht – Museum aan het Vrijthof, Vrijthof 18, Maastricht (tel: +31 43 325.14.96)









Cross-border data transfers – options and solutions
Diana Alonso Blas, Data Protection Officer/Head of the DP service, Eurojust




Coffee break




Group exercise: Cross-border data transfers in practice
Diana Alonso Blas and Reyes Otero Zapata, Data protection Officer, Council of the European Union




Privacy impact assessment
Fernando Poças da Silva, DPO of EU-LISA, Tallinn (Est)




Lunch at restaurant Petit Bonheur




Final session: Putting Knowledge into Practice


Workshops and group exercise: GDPR into practice
Elise Latify, Independent Privacy and Data Protection Consultant




Coffee break




Global view on Data Protection
Prof. Joe Cannataci,  UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy (tbc)




End of the Advanced Module/Refresher course







Optional preparatory workshop



Optional preparatory workshop: Preparing for the certification exam
Recap of the essentials, MCQ examples, exercises, Q&A
Elise Latify, Independent Privacy and Data Protection Consultant




Break with take-way sandwich lunch








Certification exam

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, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Lunches and the reception 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.). 


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