Course contents

Module 1: Data Protection Laws
Introduces key European data protection laws and regulatory bodies, describing the evolution toward a harmonised legislative framework.

Module 2: Personal Data
Defines and differentiates between types of data, including personal, anonymous, pseudo-anonymous and special categories.

Module 3: Controllers and Processors
Describes the roles and relationships of controllers and processors.

Module 4: Processing Personal Data
Defines data processing and GDPR processing principles, explains the application of the GDPR and outlines the legitimate bases for processing personal data.

Module 5: Information Provision
Explains controller obligations for providing information about data processing activities to data subjects and supervisory authorities.

Module 6: Data Subjects’ Rights
Describes data subjects’ rights, applications of rights and controller and processor obligations.

Module 7: Security of Processing
Discusses considerations and duties of controllers and processors for ensuring security of personal data and providing noti cation of data breaches.

Module 8: Accountability
Investigates accountability requirements, including data protection management systems, data protection impact assessments, privacy policies and the role of the data protection o cer.

Module 9: Cross-border data transfers
Outlines options and obligations for transferring data outside the European Economic Area, including adequacy decisions and appropriate safeguards and derogations.

Module 10: Supervisions and Enforcement
Describes the role, powers and procedures of supervisory authorities; the composition and tasks of the European Data Protection Board; the role of the European Data Protection Supervisor; and remedies, liabilities and penalties for non-compliance.

Module 11: Compliance
Discusses the applications of European data protection law, legal bases and compliance requirements for processing personal data in practice, including employers processing employee data, surveillance, direct marketing, Internet technology and communications and outsourcing.