EXIN General Data Protection Foundation Certificate

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.

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: 11,12 July

DURATION: 14 Hours

LOCATION: EIMF Premises, Nicosia

TIME: 09:00 - 17:15

FEES: €292 + 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: Olympios Christofi

Olympios is a Lawyer and a Member of the Cyprus Bar Assosiation, Partner at C.D. Datashield Privacy Services Ltd and the Data Protection Officer of the Democratic Party. He worked as a Lecturer on European Union Law at various Higher Education Institutions in Cyprus. He obtained his LLB degree from the University of Leicester and his LLM degree on EU Law from the same University. He is a Certified Privacy and Data Protection Practitioner.