GDPR (The European Union General Data Protection Regulation) Data protection for the professional seminar

6th February, 2019, Jamaica

The second day is primarily focussed on the General Data Privacy Directive (GDPR) issues for the professional (Lawyer, Accountant, CISO, CTO, Legal Counsel etc.) and the GDPR consultant. The seminar ends with an exam and a Certification

GDPR is now not only European data protection, privacy and cybersecurity initiative. The global reach of GDPR is now already within six months of its implementation become a global best practice with many countries adopting the application as both legislation and best practices. GDPR is taking data protection regime into the 21st century.

The need

The global oversight focus of GDPR compliance will continue to cause the corporation to discuss how the organisations can improve the processes, IT structures and avoid any reputational damage for non-compliance. We will review the GDPR framework and the need for positions like Data Controller, Data Processor, data protection officer. These roles and responsibilities can be useful instruments to implement the fundamental changes many organisations need to streamline their IT and data processes and get full control over their IT platforms and databases.

The role of the Controller, Processor and DPO is vital to facilitate;
  • Adherence by all parties concerned to an approved code of conduct to achieve GDPR compliance

Who should participate

The seminar is tailored to meet the fundamental requirements of a GDPR professional whether it is the Lawyer, Accountant, CISO, CTO, Legal Counsel and related functions and positions.

We will further go into the topical and timely details on how the professional can respond to the stakeholder’s responsibility to monitor, measure and manage data protection, privacy, IT Governance and IT and Cybersecurity within the framework of the GDPR. It is necessary that the participants have completed the foundation and GDPR awareness seminars so that they can participate in discussion relating to compiling and complying with a competent IT Governance, Data and Compliance strategy, to ensure and maintain long-term compliance.

The scope of the seminar

The module basedsecond-day event goes into some practical issues and reviews the current topics on IT,and data security and cybersecurity issues post GDPR implementation. We will investigate the issues related to cybersecurity and data resilience based on an enterprise-wide risk-based GDPR strategy that proactively manages threats, dangers and impacts on critical personal information and the corporate assets. Due to the increased systematic and online stakeholder engagement, IT and cybersecurity can no longer merely be focused on the technology alone but involves a joint approach that is driven top down to include every employee from HR to supply chain.

A case study to demonstrate GDPR best practices & methodologies
  1. How to prepare a GDPR compliance plan


The one-day GDPR Professional certification course will go into the details related to the practical implantation and implications of the HR, IT and legal requirements. We will further focus on the professional responsibilities of the critical GDPR functions and their role in the execution, scope, approach, structure, data flows and mapping to ensure ongoing GDPR compliance.

The certification exam is taken after the seminar (smartphones or iPads are not suitable) on the web. The holder of an EU GDPR Professional qualification exam certificate is registered on the EUGDPR Institute® successful candidate record database to document registration and validity of your GDPR qualification.


Kersi F. Porbunderwalla

President and CEO

Is the President and CEO of The EUGDPR Institute and Secretary-General of Copenhagen Compliance®. He functions as an advisor, teacher, instructor, researcher, commentator and practitioner on Data Protection and Data Privacy, Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and IT security (GRC), Bribery, Fraud and Corruption (BFC) and Corporate Social/Stakeholder Responsibility (CSR) issues.


Secretary General and CEO, Nordic Federation of Public Accountants (NRF)

Secretary General and CEO, Nordic Federation of Public Accountants (NRF) from 2010, involved in the development of the accounting profession in the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), where NRF functions as the Nordic resource for the purpose of optimizing the Nordic accounting profession’s contribution to and influence on European and global affairs affecting the accounting profession, with particular emphasis on regulatory affairs and the European and global accounting organizations (Accountancy Europe & IFAC); as well as initiating and coordinating joint Nordic projects to develop the accounting profession in the Nordic region.