EXIN General Data Protection Regulation Workshop

EXIN General Data Protection Foundation Certificate



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.

EIMF, as an EXIN Accredited Training Provider and Exam Centre, is offering preparation courses and examinations to become a Privacy & Data Protection Practitioner, starting with this Foundation Certificate

EXIN, founded in 1984 on an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands, is the largest provider of internationally recognised ICT certification programmes. The EIMF is very proud to have partnered up with this organisation, especially on time for the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation GDPR.

Run by EXIN Certified trainer and GDPR expert Dr Nick Skrekas, our programme for the preparation of this exam will also prepare participants for the relevant upcoming legal framework; it is vital that organisations and professionals understand what is required and be ready for when the full implementation becomes mandatory in 2018.

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 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
  • Human Resources staff
  • IT professionals
  • Insurance managers
  • Board Members, CEOs, CFOs and Senior Executives in financial services, banking, government, retail, pharmaceutical and health care
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DATES: 22, 23 January

DURATION: 14 Hours


LOCATION: EIMF Premises, Nicosia

TIME: 09:00 - 17:15

FEES: HRDA eligible €292, non-HRDA eligible €530 (both + €100.70 VAT)



*Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance by EIMF without sitting the relevant EXIN examinations

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

If you need help completing the online registration form, please give us a call at 2227 4470 or email us at info@eimf.eu 

Course Content


  • Privacy and data protection fundamentals & regulation
  • Definitions
  • Personal data
  • Legitimate grounds and purpose limitation
  • Further requirements for legitimate processing of personal data
  • Rights of data subjects
  • Data breach and related procedures
  • Organizing data protection
  • Importance of data protection for the organization
  • Supervisory authority
  • Personal data transfer to third countries
  • Binding Corporate rules and data protection in contracts
  • Data protection by design and by default related to information security
  • Data protection impact assessment (DPIA)
  • Practice related applications of the use of data, marketing and social media

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.