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Data Protection Officer (DPO) Skills



Course description


Date of the 3 Sessions: new dates to be announced
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Location: Online
CPE Hours: 2.75 Hours
Price: €100 incl VAT
Payment: Online or bank transfer



A Theoretical & Practical Insight

This course equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel as a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO role plays a vital part in ensuring an organization's compliance with data protection regulations, particularly the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) within the European Union.

Through a combination of lectures, case studies, and practical exercises, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of:

  • Core data protection principles: Master the fundamental principles of data protection enshrined in the GDPR, such as lawfulness, transparency, and purpose limitation.
  • Data subject rights: Explore the rights afforded to individuals under the GDPR, including the right to access, rectification, erasure, and restriction of processing.
  • Legal and regulatory landscape: Gain in-depth knowledge of the GDPR and other relevant data protection laws and regulations.
  • Data governance and compliance frameworks: Learn how to develop and implement effective data protection policies, procedures, and risk management strategies.
  • Data breach management: Master the process for identifying, reporting, and managing data breaches effectively.
  • Accountability and record-keeping: Understand the DPO's role in ensuring organizational accountability and maintaining data processing records.
  • Practical skills for DPOs: Develop essential skills for performing daily DPO tasks, including conducting data protection impact assessments (DPIAs), liaising with supervisory authorities, and raising awareness within organizations.

This DPO training course is ideal for professionals seeking to launch a career in data protection or enhance their existing skills in this critical field. It caters to individuals such as:

  • Information security specialists
  • Compliance officers
  • Privacy lawyers
  • Risk managers
  • Consultants

Course Outline and Benefits

  • Become a certified DPO: Earn a recognized certification that validates your expertise and knowledge in data protection.
  • Enhance your career prospects: Increase your marketability and stand out in the growing field of data protection.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the GDPR: Master the intricacies of the GDPR and its impact on organizations.
  • Develop essential DPO skills: Learn practical skills necessary to perform the DPO role effectively.
  • Improve your organization's data protection compliance: Gain the knowledge to guide your organization towards robust data governance practices.
  • Build confidence in handling data breaches: Master the process for managing data breaches efficiently and minimizing reputational risks.
  • Stay ahead of the curve: Gain insights into emerging trends and updates in data protection regulations.


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Course Details          

Upon completing the course, participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance, which is eligible for 2.75 hours of CPE (Continuing Professional Education) Accreditation.

Cancellation of Courses by PKF Academy:

For each course, there will be a minimum level of attendees. If this minimum is not achieved PKF Academy reserves the right to either
i) cancel the course
ii) postpone it to a later date or
iii) it might decide to still hold the course in agreement with the trainer.

The attendees will be informed about such cancellations before course commencement. In the case of course cancellation from PKF's side, the full participation fee shall be paid back to the fully paid-up registrants.

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