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The Crucial Role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO)


This course is in Greek.


Course description:

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was passed on April 27, 2016, automatically applies to all Member States of the European Union on 25.05.2018. In addition, the new regulation significantly increases the obligations of businesses to protect the per-sonal data of both their clients and their employees.

This legislation radically changes the landscape in the field of Personal Data Protection by imposing additional obligations on Processors and Performing Personal Data Processing, including the mandatory appointment of Data Protection Officer.

Within this framework, businesses need to be aware of the role of the Data Protection Officer and / or maintain a DPO position internally or in the form of a service purchase. The Data Protection Officer shall ensure that all necessary technical and organizational measures are taken to ensure compliance with the principles and obligations, such as the adoption and implementation of security and data protection policies, the periodic training and awareness of the data protection staff and the staff of the institution, the proposal for internal procedures for verifying the effective implementation of the measures in the functioning of the Government systems and services.


Course aims: 

i. Inform about the main roles and responsibilities of the DPO
ii. Make changes to your organisation’s data protection policies
iii. Maintain your organisation competitive and monitor compliance with GDPR and other data protection laws
iv. Increased confidence in your capability to protect and manage data


The course is address to:

  • Project managers and Consultants 
  • DPO and Senior Managers responsible for the personal data protection of an organisation
  • Members of Information Security, Expert Advisors in security of personal data, Technical experts and Compliance experts
  • Layers and  Legal consultants


After the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

i. Understand the responsibilities and role of the Privacy Officer.
ii. They will also realize that each business should take action to align with the GDPR


This course can be offered in-house, customized to your business needs.



*Infocredit Professional Education division (IPE)  holds the right to postpone or cancell any seminar within a logical time frame near to the start date of the seminar, in the case whereas no adequate number of participants is registered i .e. less than 6 persons and/or in the case that out of the list of registered people are not included at least 4 employed people  ( as per HRDA guidelines). You can access  HRDA guidelines by clicking the link: 


• Icebreaker
• Introduction
• Analyze the objectives of the program

Conditions for the existence of a Data Protection Officer (DPO)
• When should a DPO exist?
• What should the Company do if it does not appoint a DPO?
• What is the role of DPO?
• DPO's necessary knowledge, skills and competencies

The Crucial Role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO)

• Historical Reflection on the Institution of Personal Data (PD)

• What changes the Regulation

• Purpose of the Regulation

• Scope of the Regulation

• Basic Terms and Conditions for Protection of Personal Data, Personal Data and Special Data

• Rights

• Compensation

Knowledge of the DPO in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What are the main activities of the Data Protection Officer

• Responsibilities
• Perform DPIA
• Defining Organizational and Technical Measures
• Compliance Plan
• Programming Training
• Contacting professional consultants specialized in the implementation of the GDPR provisions for their appointment in order to harmonize the company with the Regulation.
• Harmonization of the company with the Regulation
• Supervision of Respecting the Provisions of the Regulation
• Information and advice to the Company
• Cooperation with the Supervisory Authority

Knowledge of the DPO in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (...)

Principle of Independence of the Data Protection Officer

• Analysis of the independence principle
• Philosophy behind the beginning
• Positions that conflict with DPO's obligations
• Employee or External Partner

What are the main activities of the Data Protection Officer

It is the link between business and the competent authority. 

Seminar conclusion
• Feedback and questionnaires
• Issuing certificates

Relationship with the Office of the Commissioner for the Personal Data Protection




Course dates

May 27 - May 29, 2020

Class hours

09:00 - 17:00


HRDA Approved

Training certificate

Infocredit Professional Education (IPE)



Mode of study


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Course Instructors

Stylianos N. Christoforou
Managing Partner at Stylianos Christoforou & Co LLC

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Course Locations


  • Semeli Hotel, Petraki Giallourou 10, 1077, Nicosia, Cyprus

For more info call us on:

+357 22398000


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