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Training Seminar: Implementing the GDPR Practical Challenges

Thursday, 1 December, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, 2 December, 2016 - 16:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Institute for European Studies
Rome Conference Room
Brussels Privacy Hub

The EU General Data Protection Regulation, that will come into effect in May 2018, is a detailed and comprehensive regulatory text that is expected to affect EU data protection compliance in numerous ways while also contributing significant novelties in the field. This two-days' training seminar will identify and focus on specific topics within theGDPR, and will attempt to provide participants with in-depth knowledge and guidance as to the practical challenges they will be faced with while dealing with them under the new regulatory environment.

ProgrammeThe two-day programme is now available 

Dates: 1-2 December 2016

Location: Institute for European Studies (IES) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Pleinlaan 5, B-1050, Brussels. 

Language: English. 

Target audience: The training seminar is aimed at legal practitioners, public and private sector data protection professionals - including compliance officers, data protection officers, data policy officers - civil society professionals, early career academic researchers and others who work in the areas of privacy and data protection law. Prior familiarity with the field is required. 

Certificate: Participants will receive a certificate of attendance indicating that they have attended the full programme. 

IAPP Accreditation: IAPP Accredited professionals will be able to attain 12.5 CPE Credits for attendance at the course.


Registration fees are:

Professionals 1500 €
Early career academic researchers 1400 €
Civil society 1300 €

Registration can only be made online using credit card/bancontact - upon completion of payment you will receive a confirmation email as proof of payment.  Please keep your device ready for the electronical signature and ensure that you complete all processes of the online registration to successfully complete payment and registration.

Cancellation policy
Cancellation must be done in writing.
Cancellation 2 weeks before the training: 50% refund
Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the training: no refund available.

 Accommodation: The registration fee does not include accommodation.

Information about accommodation is provided below: 

Training organisers:

  • Professor Christopher Kuner, Summer School Co-Director
  • Professor Paul de Hert, Summer School Co-Director
  • Dr Vagelis Papakonstantinou, Training Co-ordinator 
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