Implementing the EU GDPR

Custom Corporate Training

Five 1.5 Hour Sessions

Interactive Webinar Format

What You'll Learn

1

What the GDPR is and how it affects your organization

2

What changes the GDPR introduces, and how data protection authorities are interpreting and enforcing the regulation

3

How EU data protection law differs from US and Canadian privacy law

4

What rules govern international transfers of personal data

5

How your organization can ensure compliance

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to the GDPR

Learn what the GDPR is, its main requirements, and how to determine whether it applies to your organization. Understand what broad changes the regulation introduces, and what common North American business practices may need to change.

Module 2: Data Subject Rights

Understand the individual data protection rights guaranteed to EU residents by the GDPR, and in which contexts exceptions apply. Learn how pseudonymization and anonymization alter the GDPR’s requirements.

Module 3: Responsibilities of Data Controllers and Processors

Learn how data controllers and data processors are defined and what their responsibilities are under the GDPR. Explore the concept of “data protection by design and by default.” Review required safeguards, notifications, and documentation.

Module 4: International Data Transfers and Enforcement

Explore the main differences between EU, US, and Canadian data protection legislation, and the implications of these differences for international data transfers. Examine requirements for data transfers between the EU, Canada and the US. Review the role of data protection authorities, enforcement mechanisms, and penalties.

Module 5: Compliance and Technology Solutions

Learn how to develop and implement a GDPR compliance roadmap for your organization. Explore technology solutions that can help to implement and demonstrate compliance.

Instructor Bio

Waël Hassan, PhD

Dr. Waël Hassan is one of North America’s leading advisors in the fields of data analysis, privacy compliance, and data management. Waël has been working in the field of data science and privacy for over twenty years, and holds the first Canadian PhD in validation of legal compliance.

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You can take this five-module course online from the comfort of your own home or office. Our training programs are conducted in a hands-on environment that works best when participants are logged in on individual computers.

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    FAQ

    What is the GDPR?

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation on data protection and privacy in the European Union that was created to increase the control that individuals have over their own personal data.

    Why does the GDPR affect North Americans?

    Although the GDPR only applies within the European Union, it affects any company which intends to conduct business in countries within the EU. Failure to comply with the GDPR can lead to large monetary penalties, even towards non-EU companies.

    Have North American companies been penalized via the GDPR?

    Yes—the most notable case of a North American company being penalized for violating the GDPR was Google's $57,000,000 fine in January 2019.