PART I  - JUMP START: Privacy Fundamentals


  • GDPR - From data management to responsible use of date
  • Key data protection concepts, principles and obligations
  • Grounds for processing, including legitimate interest and consent
  • Processing sensitive personal data
  • The rights of data subjects and how to handle them

PART II – Setting up and implementing a GDPR compliance framework in practice

Tuesday: Essential GDPR principles and requirements

  • Actors, roles and responsibilities: Controller and processor
  • The role of the DPO and the interaction with the rest of the organisation
  • Supervisory authority and cooperation with the DPAs

 Data Protection Impact Assessment  
 Data protection by design and default

Wednesday: Data Transfers

  • Data transfers vis-a-vis other rules
  • Data transfers regulatory framework
  • Transfer personal data safely
  • International agreements
  • Adequacy decisions
  • Standard Contractual Clauses
  • Appropriate safeguards
  • Derogations and exceptions, including data subject consent

Thursday: Getting technical

  • Data security management under the GDPR
  • Security incidents
  • Technical and organisational measures
  • Data privacy breach management, notifications and communication
  • Data breach management in practice

Friday: Demonstrating compliance

  • European Case Law on Privacy and Data Protection
  • Setting up policies and procedures
  • Re-cap of the week
  • Q&A



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 20-24 March 2023, Maastricht University Campus Brussels 

 26-30 June 2023, Maastricht University

18-22 September 2023, Maastricht University Campus Brussels

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