Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer

A training course addressing for Data Protection Officers:

The General Data Protection Regulation will enter into force on the 25th of May 2018. There are numerous measures which need to be taken by organisations to prepare for implementation.

One of the most important measures for GDPR is to make sure that organisations have the right senior staff in key roles. In some circumstances, companies may be required to designate a Data Protection officer (DPO). Failure to appoint a Data Protection Officer could lead to security systems or process failures.  This could give rise to administrative fines as high as €10,000,000 or 2% of the company’s worldwide turnover, depending on which amount is higher.

A survey of the International Association of Privacy Professionals claimed that there would need to 28,000 new DPOs in the European Union to comply with GDPR.

The Data Protection Officer is an important figure who will help the company to prepare for the changes. A Data Protection Officer is already the organisation's expert in data protection. The DPO role has new duties according to GDPR.

This course concentrates on the responsibilities of Data Protection Officer according to the requirements of GDPR.

This module is part of the EDMworks Data Management Agenda for Privacy

Completion of the course will provide the delegate with:

- An understanding of the key provisions of GDPR

- An overview of other key privacy regulations in different regions

- The ability to list and describe the new responsibilities of the Data Protection Officers according to the GDPR requirements

- An approach to evaluating the skills of Data Protection Officers

- An understanding of the role of the Data Protection Officer in the organisation

The course is structured into the following components:

The course is segmented into two modules. The contents of the modules are described in the course contents.

The course consists of:

- A one day seminar/workshop, highly interactive with case study exercises and feedback

- An eLearning self-paced module on the General Data Protection Regulation to provide background on GDPR and managing data about people

Duration and timing

The workshop is a full day from 9-5pm.

The eLearning module has an approximate duration of 1 hour.

On-line certification

The workshop has a certificate of completion.

The eLearning module has an optional certification test.


On the eLearning modules there are self-assessments in each module that you can take as many times as you like.

This is confidential and does not form part of your test score.

On successful completion, a certificate is issued and an on-line record of achievement is maintained in our register

Global availability

The course modules and certification test are globally available without restriction.

They can be accessed 24/7.


The cost of the course for one delegate is GBP 650 includes the workshop and two eLearning courses (approx value GBP 100.00) (plus VAT where applicable). 


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This provides the delegate with:

- The workshop and eLearning Courses

- A recognised certificate

- Entries in the EDMworks Register

- The option to make this record public for job requirements

Course Contents

The regulatory framework (supplementary eLearning)

- Scope, objectives, principles and rights

- Obligations, roles and accountabilities

- Transfers and contracts

- Liabilities and penalties

- Privacy by design and default

- Privacy Impact Assessments

- Breach Incident Management

- Self regulatory aspects and liaison with supervisors

- Examples of other self-regulatory regulations

Where is the data we are protecting

- Data at the heart. Interaction with process and management

- Data flows and stores

- Data architecture and systems inventory

Data Protection Officer and GDPR

- Companies, which need to appoint a Data Protection Officer

- (Territorial scope, types of companies, core activities, subsidiaries)

- Benefits of appointing the Data Protection Officer

- New challenges for Data Protection Officers

Professional requirements to Data Protection Officer

- Skills of the Data Protection Officer

- Role of the Data Protection Officer

- Data Protection Team and cooperation

Responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer

- Activities of Data Protection Officers

- Communicating to the Board

- Communicating with the Supervisory authorities

- Data Protection Officer and the Data Breaches


Last modified: Monday, 26 September 2016, 2:13 PM