Data Protection: Basic Module

25/06/2018 - 26/06/2018
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Project number: 18115022

Data Protection: Basic Module

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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From:  900,00

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Does your work involve the processing of personal data? Are you a beginner in the field? Do you want to start a new professional journey?

Our Data Protection Basic Module has been designed from a beginner’s perspective to provide a step-by-step guide to help you deal with the fundamental data protection issues and principles. This 2-day course will give you the basic knowledge needed to start working in the Data Protection field and will prepare you in the best way to be able to attend the Advanced Module in order to become a Data Protection Officer and high level professional at European level in the subject.

What you will learn in this course:

  • The EU legal framework for data protection, the Council of Europe Convention and OECD guidelines
  • Key data protection concepts, principles and obligations
  • The role of DPO, EDPS and of the National data protection authorities
  • The basic knowledge on Data transfer
  • The basic knowledge on E-Privacy design and impact assessment.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand the contents, obligations and principles of the EU legal framework for data protection
  • Have a solid basis for continuous learning on 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.

Who is this course for:

  • Beginners in both public and private sectors, whose work involves the processing of personal data
  • Anyone who wants to start a professional development in the field of Data Protection
  • Legal and IT Professionals
  • Anyone who wants to attend the advanced course
  • Anyone who wants to pass the test to obtain the EIPA DPO certificate. In this case, you will need to participate in the Basic and Advanced Module (which includes the certification).

Course methodology and highlights:

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

  • Detailed explanations of the key concepts, principles, its actors and roles in the field of data protection and security
  • Comparative practical examples and case studies
  • 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.




Basic Module: General introduction to data protection




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




Data protection fundamentals

§  Introduction to  Data protection: The Council of Europe Convention
Graham Sutton, former Policy Adviser at the Home Office, United Kingdom




Coffee break




The EU Data protection reform package
Marta Moretti, Teaching and Research Fellow at the Law Department of the LUISS University, Rome




Lunch in EIPA’s restaurant




Principle, roles and actors in the field of Data protection
Reyes Otero Zapata, Data protection Officer, Council of the European Union




Data subject rights

Philippe Renaudière, former Data Protection Officer, European Commission




Coffee break




The Role of DPO: Applicable professional standards
Diana Alonso Blas, Data Protection Officer/ Head of the DP service, Eurojust




End of the first day




Reception at Hotel Derlon








Transfers of  Personal data
Diana Alonso Blas




The jurisprudence of the ECHR and ECJ: Key case law on personal data protection and the interaction with other fundamental rights, including access to document and data protection in practice
Christopher Docksey, Hon. Director-General, EDPS




Coffee break




The jurisprudence of the ECHR and ECJ: Key case law on personal data protection and the interaction with other fundamental rights, including access to document and data protection in practice (continued)
Christopher Docksey




The e-privacy directive
Anna Ciesielska, member of the e-Privacy Team, European Commission




Lunch at Hotel Derlon




Supervising data protection compliance: The role of the data protection authorities:
Examples from EU Institutions and Member States
Nataša Pirc-Musar, former Data Protection commissioner in Slovenia and former Chair of Joint Supervisory Body of Europol (JSB)
Ute Kallenberger, Head of Inspections, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)




Coffee break




Supervising data protection compliance: The role of the data protection authorities:
A comparative overview from EU Institutions and Member States
Nataša Pirc-Musar and Ute Kallenberger




End of the Basic Module

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.). 

2 reviews for Data Protection: Basic Module

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Evanthia Tsampra (verified owner)

    Very useful and well organized course. It would be useful to have some case studies even at the basic module.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kameliya Gashevska, Institute of Public Administration, Bulgaria

    The course “Data protection: Basic Module” was very well structured. The еxperts had great expertise and knowledge. During the seminar very interesting cases were discussed and different opinions were spoken. Excellent organization, materials and logistic.
    I strongly recommend the participation in this course.

    Thank you Cristiana Turchetti and Eveline Hermens for your professional work!

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