EU General Data Protection Regulation Workshop

EU General Data Protection Regulation Workshop

This seminar helps businesses prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It outlines what organizations can do on the ground to improve data governance, reduce the risk of data loss and lower compliance costs. Organizations need to understand what is required and what the potential impacts of GDPR are for them so that they can put a plan in place to address the issues because the clock is ticking to its application date.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the current Directive and will be directly applicable in all Member States without the need for implementing national legislation. It will apply after 25 May 2018 as it contains some onerous obligations, many of which will take time to prepare for, it will have an immediate impact.

The GDPR dramatically increases the maximum penalties for non-compliance to the greater of €20 million, or four percent of worldwide turnover. The GDPR requires greater openness and transparency; it imposes tighter limits on the use of personal data; and it gives individuals more powerful rights to enforce against organizations.

Who Should Participate:

  • Data protection officers
  • Compliance and information officers
  • Lawyers, Judges and legal experts
  • Members of data protection authorities
  • EU and national civil servants
  • Consultants, Bankers, Financiers
  • Board Members
  • CEOs, CFOs and Senior Managers
  • Human Resources staff
  • IT professionals
  • Insurance managers
  • Senior executives in financial services, banking, government, retail, pharmaceutical and health care


  • Introduction
  • Critical Content and Scope
  • Obligations of data controllers and processors
  • The new role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • Cyber security and encryption
  • Mitigating and managing data breaches
  • Data transfers outside of the EU
  • Complying with the Regulation Repercussions
  • Conclusions

DATES: 11, 12 July

DURATION: 14 hours

LOCATION: EIMF Premises, Nicosia

TIME: 09:00 - 17:00

FEES: €295 + VAT

Participants will receive a certificate for successful participation indicating all topics covered

You can register by sending the completed registration form above to [email protected] or via fax to 2227 4475. If you need help completing the form, please give us a call at 2227 4470

Course Content

Trainer: Dr Nick Skrekas

Dr. Nick Skrekas is an international financial expert, an expert in Maritime Finance and Law, a legal specialist on international law as well as acclaimed consultant. Dr. Skrekas has worked in top law firms, as an expert on EU international programs and as a financial analyst in bulge bracket investment firms. He also has a background in cutting edge financial media like The Wall Street Journal and has authored two books for Thomson Reuters.

He has deep experience in financial analysis, international mergers and acquisitions, cross border securitization, due diligence, project finance, international banking and securities law, IPOs, distressed deals, private equity and corporate finance.

Dr. Skrekas has been training bankers, lawyers and business people in various international legal and financial areas across the globe since 2004.

Dr. Skrekas has a Bachelor of Laws with Honors, a Bachelor of Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments, a Masters of Laws, an MBA and Doctorate of Philosophy in Law from top Australian institutions, always graduating with exceptional grades like High Distinctions.

His qualifications are recognized in Australia, the UK, the US and the European Union.  Dr. Skrekas is also a member of the International Bar Association and he is a certified analyst. He has a superior record of more than two decades of professional experience in law, global investments and financial media.

Dr. Skrekas is unique in that he combines deep knowledge and hands on experience in international law, global financial markets and strategic business advisory. His presentation and speaking skills have been commended by past attendees of his courses for their clarity, practicality and liveliness, as well as being much targeted and hands on.