Advanced Data Protection Officer (DPO) Programme
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be applicable as of 25 May 2018, provides for the compulsory designation of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) for public authorities and organizations, bodies that carry out regular and systematic large-scale observation of persons, and bodies whose main activities include the large-scale processing of sensitive data.
The Data Protection Officer (DPO) is thus one of the key elements of adaptation to the GDPR and a guarantor of compliance with data protection regulations in organizations.
The DPO should have technical and legal expertise, and obviously knowledge of data protection, and will act independently.
The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD), in collaboration with the National Accreditation Body (ENAC), has presented a Certification Scheme for the professional practice of Data Protection Officers. The AEPD thus becomes the first European Supervisory Authority to develop a certification scheme for the activity of Data Protection Officers (DPD).
The aim is to provide security and reliability to both privacy professionals and to companies and bodies that are going to establish the position of DPO in their organizations by offering a mechanism to certify that DPOs have the professional qualifications and knowledge required.
The Advanced Data Protection Officer Programme as well as the certification is not only aimed at postgraduates with legal training. The type of training will depend exclusively on the participant's degree of experience:
The program consists of 3 modules.
The DPO should have legal and technical expertise and data protection experience.
Therefore, the necessary knowledge, skills or abilities that the person to be certified must know or possess in order to carry out each of the functions of the post of Data Protection Officer have been identified.
These generic DPO functions can take the form of advisory and monitoring tasks, among others, in the following areas:
DPO of the Spanish Bar Association, Professor of Administrative Law at CEU San Pablo University, where he directs the International University Master's Degree in Data Protection, Transparency and Access to Information. He is Head of the Google Chair on Privacy, Society and Innovation and is former Director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency, Vice-president of the European Group of Data Protection Authorities and President and Founder of the Ibero-American Data Protection Network. He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and an honorary member of the Spanish Professional Privacy Association (APEP). Doctor in Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Diploma in Constitutional Law and Political Science from Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales.
Director of the Legal Department of PONS IP. Professor of Civil Law at CEU San Pablo University. Panellist at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre in disputes involving trademarks and domain names. He is a member of ALADDA, AIPPI and Les Internacional and holds a doctorate in Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Senior lawyer at PONS IP, specialist in data protection, new technologies and protection of intellectual property rights. Professor on the Master's Degree in Commercial Management and Marketing of the Pharmaceutical Industries provided by CESIF, as well as on several Masters in the sector. She also lectures on the Master's Degree in Industrial, Intellectual Property and New Technologies organized by the Rey Juan Carlos University and the PONS Foundation and contributes to the Industrial Property Course organized by the Madrid Bar Association (ICAM). More than 17 years of experience in the sector providing specialist consultancy services in intellectual and industrial property rights, new technologies and data protection. Lead Auditor (ISO/IEC 27001:2005). She holds a degree in Law from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) and a degree in Economic and Business Sciences from the UAM, a Master's degree in Industrial, Intellectual Property and New Technologies from the EOI in Madrid, and a Master's degree in Information and Communications Technology Law from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).
New Technologies Associate at Ramón y Cajal Abogados. She specializes in data protection, intellectual property related to new technologies, e-commerce, remote hiring, computer contracting, and advice to social network and app developers. CIPP/US, CIPP/E, Lead Auditor 27001 and Lead Auditor BS 25999. Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the Spanish Professional Privacy Association (APEP) and ISACA, Madrid Division. Degree in Law from the Universidad CEU San Pablo and Master in Information and Communication Technologies Law. Institute of Legal Informatics at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).
Lawyer and consultant in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Law. After working as legal counsel for Latin America in the Business Software Alliance (BSA), at the end of 2011 he established his own consulting firm in Madrid, Global Data Protection Consulting. Law Degree from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Master in Data Protection, Transparency and Access to Information from Universidad CEU San Pablo and Master in Intellectual Property Law from The George Washington University Law School.
Data Protection Delegate and Legal Advisor to the General Secretariat of the San Pablo CEU University Foundation. Professor on the International University Master's Degree in Data Protection, Transparency and Access to Information at CEU San Pablo University. Degree in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Doctor of Law from the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Official International University Master in Data Protection, Transparency and Access to Information from the Universidad CEU San Pablo, and General Practice Course in Law, taught by the Liceo Jurídico y Empresarial de Madrid.
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