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

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May 12, 2021 9:00 am
May 12, 2021 5:15 pm
CMS Training Centre, 7 Argyris Eftaliotis Limassol, Cyprus   View map
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7 hrs
€240 + VAT


Wednesday 12/05/2021 - 09:00-17:15

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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



Edina Harbinja

Edina is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Privacy Law at Aston Law School in the UK. Her principal areas of research and teaching are related to the legal issues surrounding the Internet and emerging technologies. Edina is a pioneer and a globally recognised expert in post-mortem privacy, i.e. privacy of the deceased individuals. Her research has a policy and multidisciplinary focus and aims to explore different options of regulation of online behaviours and phenomena, including privacy and data protection, IP, contract law, property and succession. She has published widely on aspects of internet law and regulation, and has been a visiting scholar and invited speaker to universities and conferences in the USA, Latin America and Europe. Her research has been highly impactful and has been cited by legislators, courts and policymakers in the US, Australia and Europe. Edina also regularly engages with the media, and her key appearances include the BBC Tomorrow’s World, BBC Ideas, ABC, The Law Society Gazette, The Legal Practice Management Magazine etc. Edina holds a number of appointments and memberships outside Aston Law School. This includes, inter alia, membership of the Advisory Council at Open Rights Group, Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, membership of the Executive Committee, British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA). Edina is also an alumna of the Leadership Foundation’s Aurora programme and the UK Digital Economy Ambassador, as a part of the CHERISH-DE Digital Economy Crucible Programme, Swansea University. She is a peer reviewer for a number of IT law journals. Edina is one of the chief editors of the EUP book series ‘Future Law’, and has been invited to guest edit two journals in the area of technology and law so far.
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