To assist your organisation with understanding the practical implications of the new Regulation we will be hosting a series of events. These will be in the form of seminars, webinars, round tables and workshops on ensure GDPR compliance.

Data Protection Officer Training Academy

A three day course to prepare you and your organisation for the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

The DPO Training Academy is aimed at IT, compliance and legal professionals or anyone who is taking on the role of Data Protection Officer. It will provide practical, interactive guidance on how to establish and manage compliance as a DPO, consistent with the many requirements of the GDPR.

Upon completion, participants will be equipped with knowledge of the relevant legal, technical and operational skills needed to successfully fulfill the DPO role. Participants will also receive a comprehensive toolkit of supporting guidance notes and template documents to use in this role. A certificate of attendance will be issued on completion of the course.

What will the course cover?

Starting as a DPO

  • Defining the role of the DPO
  • Setting up and organising the DPO office
  • Conducting data mapping and privacy impact assessments

Setting up a privacy compliance programme

  • How to create a sustainable and effective privacy programme
  • Developing an effective risk-based approach
  • How to "fit" privacy within and develop engagement across your organisation
  • How to draft policies, procedures, and guidance materials

The day-to-day role of the DPO

  • Exploring the day-to-day activities of the DPO and other privacy programme resources
  • Creating a compliance culture
  • Communicating with the board and management
  • Communicating with data protection authorities
  • Dealing with data subjects' requests

The role of the DPO in crisis situations

  • How to reduce the risk of data breaches
  • How to "fit" privacy within and develop engagement across your organisation
  • Reacting in the event of a data breach
  • Addressing complaints
  • Responding to regulator investigations
  • When to engage in and refrain from litigation

How will the training be delivered?

The DPO Training Academy will combine workshop-style interactive training, case studies and traditional teaching methods to deliver a fully rounded learning experience.

Sessions will be led by senior members of DLA Piper's Global Data Protection, Privacy and Information Security team, as well as recognised industry experts. Course leaders bring hands-on experience of advising on and managing complex data protection legal and operational projects across Europe.

Participation in each DPO Training Academy is deliberately limited to a small group of participants to enable interactive discussions between peers.

DPO Academy


The fee for the three day course is £1,800 + VAT. This fee includes:

  • Participation in the three day course
  • Course materials
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Lunches and snacks during the course

Travel, accommodation and dinners in the evening are not included.

Express your interest in future Academy sessions

GDPR Events

What data protection under GDPR means for HR?

This programme covers the major practical impact that the new data protection requirements under GDPR will have on HR data and HR policies and processes and what steps organisations should take now to get ready for GDPR in the HR arena.

  • Leeds: 19 September 2017, 10.00-16.00
    To register your interest, please visit our registration page.
  • Manchester: 21 September 2017, 10.00-16.00
    To register your interest, please visit our registration page.
  • London: 25 September 2017, 10.00-16.00
    To register your interest, please visit our registration page.

Finland - EU GDPR Breakfast Seminar Series

  • Seminar one: 8 September 2017, 08.30-11.00
    In this session we will hold a discussion of the key obligations set out by the new Regulation for data controllers and service providers, and the current status of the national application of the Regulation. We will also present a suggested data protection compliance readiness process which companies should perform prior to May 2018. We will be presenting our electronic tools designed to be utilised during the compliance readiness process and for on-going management. This seminar will be presented in Finnish. For this seminar we will be partnering with Citrus. To register your interest, please visit our registration page.
  • Seminar two: 6 October 2017, 08.30-11.00
    In this session we will go into the technical and functional requirements the Regulation has set out for the data systems of organisations. The data systems must support the requirements of the Regulation regarding, inter alia, administration of access rights, data security, collection and removal of data and other rights of the data subjects. This seminar will be presented in Finnish. For this seminar we will be partnering with Secrays. To register your interest, please visit our registration page.
  • Seminar three: 10 November 2017, 08.30-11.00
    In this last session we will discuss the documentation requirements set out by the Regulation on a general level and specifically regarding the contracts of companies. The Regulation sets out specific and detailed requirements regarding the contents of contracts that include the processing of personal data. The Regulation already affects the liability and indemnity clauses in contracts regarding subcontracting, outsourcing and cloud services. This seminar will be presented in Finnish. To register your interest, please visit our registration page.

Pourquoi et comment se conformer à la règlementation marocain et européenne sur la protection des données personnelles?

Depuis le fin de l'année 2012, la conformité à la loi marocaine n°09-08 relative à la protection des données personnelles est obligatoire. La CNDP a toujours privilégié l'approche de la sensibilisation, de la pédagogie et de la collaboration à celle de la répression. Néanmoins, afin de garder une certaine crédibilité envers les partenaires étrangers du Maroc, la CNDP renforcera les contrôles et, le cas échéant, appliquera les sanctions prévues par la loi à l'encontre des responsables de traitement qui ne s'y conforment pas.

En mai 2018, le Règlement Général sur la Protection des Données personnelles (RGPD) entrera en vigueur. Certaines entités marocaines, notammant de par la provenance européenne des données qu'elles traitent, devront s'y conformer; faute de quoi, elles s'exposent à des sanctions qui peuvent s'avérer beaucoup plus lourdes que les sanctions nationales.

Au cours de cette matinale, nous vous proposerons les regards croisés de Mehdi Kettani et de Florence Guthfreund-Roland sur la législation nationale et européenne sur les données personnelles. Nos intervenants analyserons notamment les principaux droits des personnes concernées, les obligations de ceux qui traitent leurs données, comment mettre en place des programmes de conformité à ces règlementations et les principales sanctions en cas de non-conformité.

Date: 26 janvier 2018, de 8h30 à 10h30
Location: DLA Piper Casablanca, Morocco
RSVP: [email protected]

Data Privacy in the Life Sciences Sector

We are pleased to invite you to our seminar on 'Data Privacy in the Life Sciences Sector' organized by DLA Piper Romania. The seminar will tackle practical aspects connected with processing the personal data of healthcare professionals, employees, patients and other third parties, with the aim to have an open and interactive discussion on the topics of greatest concern to the audience. The seminar will be presented in either Romanian or English, depending on the audience. Participation is free of charge and registration will take place subject to availability.

Date: 24 April 2018
Location: DLA Piper Bucharest, Romania
RSVP: [email protected]