GDPR: a Practical Guide for non-Data Protection Officers – October

09/10/2019 - 10/10/2019
Location: Maastricht (NL)
Project number: 19115042

GDPR: a Practical Guide for non-Data Protection Officers – October

From:  900,00

In this seminar, you will understand the exact principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) even if you have no prior knowledge about it, and know how to implement the principles in your work.

Do you manage personal information of customers, clients, members of the public or employees, as a part of your job?

Since the entry of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), if you work with any personal data, you have to follow strict procedures about how you should process, share, and protect it. Not adhering to the GDPR, even unknowingly, may have serious adverse effects for you and your organisation.

In this seminar, you will understand the exact principles of this new regulation even if you have no prior knowledge about it, and know how to implement these principles in your work.

What you will learn in this course:
  • The key concepts of the EU legal framework for data protection that are relevant for you
  • How to protect the data you are responsible for and manage full control of it, without having to check each detail with your DPO
  • What is the difference between controlling and processing data, and the responsibilities that you have to manage depending on your role
  • How to report personal data breaches
  • The right way to manage cross-border data transfer
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
  • Apply all the specificities of the new regulation to your specific scope of work
  • Exchange data with your colleagues and other professionals through processes that conform to the GDPR
  • Send safe and secure emails both within the organisation and also to external parties
  • Use the data you manage in the correct way on social platforms, both online and offline
  • Design the data protection system for new or special projects that you may undertake
  • Reduce the risk of infringement procedures against you and your organisation
Who is this course for:

Overall, this course will benefit everyone who work with data on a daily basis, but are not IT or legal experts, and do not have any prior knowledge of the GDPR.

This would include professionals in the European region, working in both the public and private sector.

Course methodology and highlights
  • Simple explanation of the GDPR in an easy-to-understand language, without the use of high-level legal terms and jargons
  • Role play and group exercises to help you get familiar with the practical application of the regulation
  • Interactive discussions with data protection experts, practitioners, and other participants, so you can ask specific questions about your particular experience or challenge.
  • Relevance: EIPA has direct insight to the European Union
  • Never alone: You’ll be part of a growing network of colleagues and professionals throughout Europe
  • Quality insurance: all our courses have the EIPA Quality Seal. After successful completion, you will go home with an EIPA Data Protection Centre Certificate
  • Combine fun and facts: this course is held in one of the most charming cities of Europe. Discover plenty opportunities to relax and have some fun on the side.



Dana Caruana — October 2018
I had a lovely time in Maastricht and the course was very interesting and fully organised. Maastricht is a beautiful place too. It is such a relief to walk in that fresh air! I look forward to attend another course

Simone Camilleri — October 2018
I did enjoy the stay at Maastricht especially as the people are very kind. Thank you for warm welcome and assistance. By the way the food was also great!

Trainer: Cristiana Turchetti, Head of Unit, EIPA






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




The EU Data Protection reform package and the need for higher Privacy and Security Standards




Coffee break




Principle, roles and actors in the field of Data Protection








Supervising Data Protection Compliance: The role of the Data Protection authorities:
Examples from EU Institutions and Member States




GDPR into practice: Group exercise on practical case studies
Coffee will be served during the working groups




Reporting and plenary discussion




End of the first day




Dinner in a restaurant in town









Transfers and Cross-border data: Why does this topic matter to organisations?




Application of Data Protection and Data Security requirements




Coffee break




GDPR & and the cloud: All you need to know on loud computing, big data, analytics, internet of things, Cyber-security, privacy and digital sovereignty








Assessment of data breaches: Recommendations for a practical methodology and implementation




Recap of the essentials, reporting and plenary discussion




End of the seminar and delivery of certificate of attendance

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.). 


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