European Institute of Management and Finance | Data Protection Compliance: Strategies and Tactics on How to Best Work with National and EU Data Protection Regulators
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Data Protection Compliance: Strategies and Tactics on How to Best Work with National and EU Data Protection Regulators

Data Protection Compliance: Strategies and Tactics on How to Best Work with National and EU Data Protection Regulators


GDPR has been a topic of wide and heated discussions in various business sectors, governments and civil society in the past few years. Two years after its legal enforcement, organisations still face numerous challenges around ensuring and demonstrating GDPR and data protection compliance, interpretations and desired outcomes.


The level of interaction any organisation has with the regulator largely depends on the activities and approach of that entity. Some may be in near-daily contact, whereas others will only get in touch in the event of a breach.


Steps can be taken, even by those with less frequent contact, to ensure that their engagement with and respect for proper data protection and information rights is evidenced.


This workshop looks at this key overarching compliance theme and offers insights into the important challenge that all organisation face, i.e. the relationship with the regulatory (National Data Protection Authority). The course will explain how businesses and organisations can develop a constructive relationship with the data protection regulators in light of the GDPR provisions.


The workshop, we will offer and analyse practical insights, case studies and best practices on how to address this crucial area of compliance in order to avoid compliance issues and penalties. Furthermore, it will explore how organisations can ensure that their engagement with, and respect for, proper data protection and information rights is evidenced. The course will also consider how an organisation can develop a constructive relationship with the regulator by: ensuring that the building blocks of good information governance are in place; providing helpful input on proposals for change, and seeking to demonstrate a positive and helpful attitude when things go wrong.



Training Objectives


By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Enhance their understanding of ensuring and demonstrating GDPR compliance
  • Comprehend principles of good compliance practice and apply them to practical examples and their own practice in the workplace
  • Learn how to improve the relationship with the regulator and enhance their compliance management
  • Understand legal issues surrounding senior management responsibility
  • Explore enforcement opportunities and collaboration with the regulator in addressing compliance challenges



Training Outline


Date Protection Compliance:


  • GDPR compliance: principles, practice and development
  • GDPR principles and compliance
  • Demonstrating compliance with GDPR: accountability and governance
  • Ensuring compliance and developing organisational data protection compliance programme
  • Senior management accountability and GDPR
  • Powers and responsibilities of the Data Protection Authority: checklist
  • Relationship with the data protection regulator and compliance management: strategies and tactics
  • Enforcement opportunities: self-reporting, deadlines, attitudes, documents, internal investigations



CPD Recognition


This programme may be approved for up to 7 CPD units in GDPR, Data Protection and Privacy Management. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.


Professionals requiring CPD units to meet the education requirements for an occupational licence renewal, and/or for maintaining other professional memberships/certifications which accept CPD in GDPR and/or Privacy Management, are advised to consider training subjects in categories that indicate CPD training in GDPR and Privacy Management.



Training Style


The programme is designed to deliver knowledge and enhance participants’ skills using a variety of learning methods. The programme includes short lectures supported by power-point presentations and handouts that aim to explain the main principles and issues while providing the groundwork for in-depth analysis and debate.


Participants will have the opportunity to pose questions for further discussion and they will also benefit from group work, possibly in a world café style, where they will be called to brainstorm and offer their views for the matters discussed.



Who Should Attend


The programme is ideal for:

  • Executives and Senior Managers
  • Compliance Managers and Officers
  • Internal Lawyers
  • Security Officers
  • Business Continuity Managers
  • Data Protection Auditors (internal and external)
  • HR Managers
  • Data Protection Professionals
  • Anyone who collects, processes and maintains personal data