EXIN General Data Protection Practitioner Certificate

EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Practitioner Certificate (GDPR Practitioner) 

The European Commission has just published the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), meaning that all organizations concerned need to comply with specific rules. PDPP builds on the subjects covered by the Foundation certification by focusing on the development and implementation of policies and procedures in order to comply with existing and new legislation, application of privacy and data protection guidelines and best practices, and by establishing a Privacy organization and Data Protection Management System.


The EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Practitioner qualification is an advanced-level certification that validates a professional’s knowledge and understanding of the European privacy GDPR legislation. The course includes implementation requirements, the necessary policies, and processes. Participants will acquire a working knowledge of important elements of effective data security management.  In addition, it considers the international relevance of the regulation and enhances the individual’s ability to apply this knowledge and understanding in everyday professional practice.

Seminar Content:

  • Data protection policies
  • Purpose of the data protection/privacy policies within an organization
  • Data protection by design and by default
  • Managing and organizing data protection
  • Phases of the Data Protection Management System (DPMS)
  • Action plan for data protection awareness
  • Roles of the Controller, Processor and Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
  • Criteria for a DPIA
  • Steps of a DPIA
  • Data breaches, notification and incident response
  • GDPR requirements about the personal data breaches
  • Requirements for notification

Who Should Participate:

  • Data Protection Officers (DPOs),
  • Privacy Officers,
  • Legal / Compliance Officers,
  • Security Officers,
  • Business Continuity Managers,
  • Data Controllers,
  • Data Protection Auditors (internal and external)
  • HR managers

Learning Approach

The course sessions will include:

  • Practical questions and examples
  • Practical exercises and discussions
  • Practice tests that are similar to the Certification Exam

Who should attend

EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Practitioner is ideal for: Data Protection Officers (DPOs), Privacy Officers, Legal / Compliance Officers, Security Officers, Business Continuity Managers, Data Controllers, Data Protection Auditors (internal and external) and HR managers.

As this is an advanced-level certification, it is advisable to have passed EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Foundation before taking this exam.

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

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DATES: 24, 25, 26 January

DURATION: 21 Hours


LOCATION: EIMF Premises, Nicosia

TIME: 09:00 - 17:00

FEES: HRDA eligible €443, non-HRDA eligible €800 (both + €152.00 VAT)

EXAM FEES (Optional): €200 + VAT


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 

Trainer: 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.