27-28 of April, 2018: the European DIGITAL SME Alliance and the d.pia.lab of the VUB organise the ‘GDPR for SMEs’ training course and prepare yourself for becoming a Data Protection Officer!

New rules, new challenges for businesses. In fact, according to the International Association of Privacy Professionals, it is estimated that at least 28,000 people are needed from 25 May 2018 on to play a new role in the labour market: improving the level of personal data protection for all individuals across the European Union.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become applicable on 25 May 2018 throughout the European UnionThis will be the biggest revolution in personal data protection law with worldwide effects. At the same time it will create around 28.000 vacancies for new Data Protection Officers (DPOs) to ensure legal compliance and a high level of protection of personal data and privacy across companies of all sizes and sectors.

Who is this training course for?

The course is tailored for companies (SMEs) and professionals that offer digital services. These companies are often reffered to as ‘digital enablers’.

Their activities include, for example, software development, technology transfer, design and hosting of the web sites, digital marketing, and more broadly technology advice such as big data analysis, IT security support, etc.

If you are a digital enabler, GDPR is legal obligation, but also an opportunity to offer more services to your clients.


What are you getting?

  • Competences necessary to handle new GDPR rules in your company.
  • *15 IAPP approved credits for data protection professionals.
  • Certificate approved by the European DIGITAL SME Alliance.
  • Reading materials.
  • Free individualized consulting during a dedicated season.
  • Templates of the users’ consent form, company’s privacy policy.
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