Programme in European Data Protection (GDPR)

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Blended Learning leading to DPO.

Agenda

Monday, 24 August 2020
12H00 - 13H00: Presentation of the Programme
12H30-13H00: Q/A live session with the Academic Director.

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Blended learning leading to certified CPO

Our blended learning Programme in European Data Protection (GDPR) covers the 5 domains of knowledge necessary for managing and implementing GDPR compliance and for accomplishing various DPO activities. It is achieved through lectures, workshops, case discussions, group work and personal essays, but also through a Learning Management System and a new eLearning Tool!

The 5 domains of knowledge include: Legal and Management Requirements, Risk and Impact Assessment, Compliance Transformation, Information Security and Privacy, and Response and Breach Management.

 

Key admissions criteria

  • Master degree
  • And/or proof of senior professional experience

Presented by Georges Ataya, Academic Director

BIO

Over the past 20 years, Professor Ataya has become a strong reference in the training and education domain, mainly through his activities at Solvay Brussels School, where he is the founder and Academic Director of the Digital Transformation, Governance and Trust post-graduate and executive education.

Georges Ataya is currently member of several boards: Belgian Cybersecurity Coalition (VP), AGORIA DIGITAL Industries, ISACA BE, BECI, VUB Chair Data Protection on the Ground, CIONET. He is also founder of DPO Circle, the Belgian Association of Data Privacy Officer.

Certification Process

Participants with passing examination results receive the Lifelong Learning Programme in European Data Protection (GDPR) certificate. This certification is delivered by Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, a major business school with the EQUIS and Qfor accreditation.

This hands-on training will enable participants to acquire sifficient cross-functional knowledge to efficiently perform their role when processing personal data.

Joëlle Jouret

Counsel, Belgian Data Protection Authority (CBPL/CPVP)

 

The Participants

Steve Ahouanmenou

Chief Information Security Officer at CHU Brugmann & Huderf Hospitals

In addition to my DPO education at Solvay Brussels School, I was enrolled in the Executive Master in Information Security and Cybersecurity. It enables me to join the cybersecurity team of Deloitte Belgium and to integrate the International Privacy Professional Members of the firm.

Moreover, I strongly believe that the synergy between those two tracks gave me enough confidence to engage more amongst both security and privacy experts.

I am glad to notice every day that the knowledge acquired during the sessions help me constantly addressing accurately my client expectations.

William De Angelis

DPO at la Compagnie Intercommunale Liégeoise des Eaux

The Education at Solvay Brussels School gave me the chance to open a new paradigm in my professional career. I would recommend to anyone interested in the challenge of a new DPO role.

The "Information Security Management" module is the core of the security management practices; it provides the major frameworks and bodies of knowledge, very useful in regards of GDPR Art32. The “IT Risk and Legal Concerns” module is fundamental for the DPO role.

The “Business Transformation” module enhances the skills for business transformation, change management and project/program management, definitively a solid and complete background for the DPO daily activities.

Taco Mulder

Independent CISO DPO at Countermoves (China)

The GDPR DPO education from the Solvay Business School has given me a solid background to enable me to best deploy my organization on May 25th, 2018.

The course was given by experts that highlighted the different aspects of the impact of the GDPR.

The wide range of topics covered Information Security, GDPR articles, Marketing, Cross-Border information flows and more. I strongly recommend this course to anyone needing to acquire practical insights, as it combines theory and practice on both the legal and operational needs for a successful implementation.

The strong partnership between Solvay and the Privacy Commission gave me as a student the all-around view I expected.

Liviu Luca

ERP, Governance of IT, IT Audit and Information Security Consulting

I recently completed my IT Management Education at Solvay Brussels School with the DPO education.

Two specific IT Management Education modules have brought to my knowledge and expertise in Compliance, Governance, the G2-IT Governance workshop and in IT Risk the G3-IT Risk and legal concerns.

These modules structures very well the approach to follow when facing major compliance transformation programs and fulfilling the need to have a methodology to the identify the gaps and in reaching defined protection targets which any DPO is facing in his day to day activities.

Steve Ahouanmenou

Chief Information Security Officer at CHU Brugmann & Huderf Hospitals

In addition to my DPO education at Solvay Brussels School, I was enrolled in the Executive Master in Information Security and Cybersecurity. It enables me to join the cybersecurity team of Deloitte Belgium and to integrate the International Privacy Professional Members of the firm.

Moreover, I strongly believe that the synergy between those two tracks gave me enough confidence to engage more amongst both security and privacy experts.

I am glad to notice every day that the knowledge acquired during the sessions help me constantly addressing accurately my client expectations.

William De Angelis

DPO at la Compagnie Intercommunale Liégeoise des Eaux

The Education at Solvay Brussels School gave me the chance to open a new paradigm in my professional career. I would recommend to anyone interested in the challenge of a new DPO role.

The "Information Security Management" module is the core of the security management practices; it provides the major frameworks and bodies of knowledge, very useful in regards of GDPR Art32. The “IT Risk and Legal Concerns” module is fundamental for the DPO role.

The “Business Transformation” module enhances the skills for business transformation, change management and project/program management, definitively a solid and complete background for the DPO daily activities.

Taco Mulder

Independent CISO DPO at Countermoves (China)

The GDPR DPO education from the Solvay Business School has given me a solid background to enable me to best deploy my organization on May 25th, 2018.

The course was given by experts that highlighted the different aspects of the impact of the GDPR.

The wide range of topics covered Information Security, GDPR articles, Marketing, Cross-Border information flows and more. I strongly recommend this course to anyone needing to acquire practical insights, as it combines theory and practice on both the legal and operational needs for a successful implementation.

The strong partnership between Solvay and the Privacy Commission gave me as a student the all-around view I expected.

Liviu Luca

ERP, Governance of IT, IT Audit and Information Security Consulting

I recently completed my IT Management Education at Solvay Brussels School with the DPO education.

Two specific IT Management Education modules have brought to my knowledge and expertise in Compliance, Governance, the G2-IT Governance workshop and in IT Risk the G3-IT Risk and legal concerns.

These modules structures very well the approach to follow when facing major compliance transformation programs and fulfilling the need to have a methodology to the identify the gaps and in reaching defined protection targets which any DPO is facing in his day to day activities.