Data Protection Officer (DPO) Course (English Version)

The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ("GDPR") was adopted on April 2016 and became enforceable beginning on the 25th of May 2018. The Regulation aims primarily to give control to individuals over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. The Regulation has established the concept of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who holds a key role in ensuring compliance with GDPR.


Study the data protection legal framework and learn the principles relating to processing personal data.

Acquire the necessary knowledge in order to become a skilled Data Protection Officer.



Aims & Objectives
  • Familiarize with the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Understand the principles, roles, responsibilities and processes under the Regulation
  • Learn the obligations of data controllers and processors
  • Familiarize with the rights of data subjects and their relevance in daily life
  • Understand and apply compliance mechanisms
  • Learn the rules regarding international data transfers under the GDPR
  • Learn the first steps for complying with the GDPR
  • Learn how to use GDPR as a data protection management system
  • Learn the requirements of a DPO
  • Gain the necessary knowledge and skills to become a DPO


Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge the principles, roles, responsibilities and processes under the Regulation
  • Prepare your company to be GDPR compliant
  • Demonstrate knowledge on the obligations of data controllers and processors
  • Protect your rights as data subject and personal data from unlawful processing
  • Apply control measures and compliance mechanisms
  • Undertake duties as a DPO


Who should attend?
  • Any company, big or small, which processes personal data within the EU
  • Company executives
  • HR and IT directors
  • Lawyers and Company consultants
  • Anyone who wishes to know more about data protection and the GDPR, especially those handling personal data


Prerequisite skills & knowledge: None required


Available in-house/distant learning? Yes


Created by: LiberoAssurance Continuous Professional Development Training Centre Level 1 - Accredited by Univab


Part 1:
Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Definitions
  • Why is the GDPR necessary?
Regulations’ analysis
  • Principles relating to processing of personal data
  • Lawfulness of processing
  • Conditions for consent
  • Conditions applicable to child's consent in relation to information society services
  • Processing of special categories of personal data
  • Processing of personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences
  • Processing which does not require identification
Processing which does not require identification
  • Rights of the data subject
  • Information provided to the data subject


Part 2:
Independent Supervisory Authorities
  • Supervisory authority
  • Independence
  • General conditions for the members of the supervisory authority
  • Rules on the establishment of the supervisory authority
  • Competence
  • Competence of the lead supervisory authority
  • Tasks
  • Powers
  • Activity reports
Codes of Conduct and Certification
  • Codes of conduct
  • Monitoring of approved codes of conduct
  • Certification
  • Certification bodies
Transfers of personal data to third countries or international organisations
  • General principle for transfers
  • Transfers on the basis of an adequacy decision
  • Transfers subject to appropriate safeguards
  • Binding corporate rules
  • Transfers or disclosures not authorized by Union law
  • Derogations for specific situations
  • International cooperation for the protection of personal data


Part 3:
Remedies, liability and penalties
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
  • Right to an effective judicial remedy against a supervisory authority
  • Right to an effective judicial remedy against a controller or processor
  • Representation of data subjects
  • Right to compensation and liability
  • General conditions for imposing administrative fines
  • Working Party 29 - Guidelines on the application and setting of administrative fines for the purposes of the Regulation 2016/679
  • Penalties
Security of personal data
  • Security of processing
  • Notification of a personal data breach to the supervisory authority
  • Communication of a personal data breach to the data subject
  • Personal Data Hazards
  • Dealing with hazards
  • Information Security Management Systems - ISO 27001
Controller and Processor
  • Controller
  • Processor
  • Processing under the authority of the controller or processor
Part 4:
Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • Designation of the data protection officer
  • Position of the data protection officer
  • Tasks of the data protection officer (DPO)
  • Data protection officer’s skills and education
  • Data protection officer and conflict of interests
  • Internal or external DPO?
GDPR as a Personal Data Protection Management System
  • Data Protection Management System
  • Basic Procedures of a Data Protection Management System
  • Supportive Procedures of a Data Protection Management System
  • Audit


Exam & Certification
  • Exam for Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • “Data Protection Officer (DPO) Course” Certificate
Teaching Methods
  • Detailed seminar presentations (available for download)
  • No. of slides: 309


  • Reading lists and resources available in presentations


Study time allocation
  • Private study hours: 36
  • Trainer contact hours: Availability and competence of instructors upon request
  • Enrollment duration: 90 days (from the date of purchase)
  • CPD Points: 36
  • ECTS/ECVET Points: 1.2


Assessment methods


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Exam on Data Protection Officer (DPO) Course





Upon successful completion of the course assessment, participants will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Success’.





   100% Online course
   CPD Accredited eCertificate – Global acceptance
   Downloadable course material
   E-learning Mobile App
   Enrolment: 3 months
   Flexible schedule
   Language: English

145,00 € each

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