The Brussels Privacy Hub organises periodically training seminars addressed to all data protection practitioners. These seminars are aimed at providing in-depth knowledge and practical guidance on specific aspects of data protection implementation. In order to maximize their benefit, participants are expected to meet each seminar’s entry requirements as set by the BPH. The seminars are usually two or three full-day seminars, in small groups of 20 to 25 persons. Lecturers are experts in the respective fields, who are able to transmit to participants their practical and hands-on experience. Training seminars are usually organised in the Vrije Universiteit Brussel campus, at the Institute of European Studies premises. In-house training seminars, whose topic list will be decided together with the organisation concerned and may take place at its own premises, may also be arranged after consultation with the BPH (


Upcoming training

2-5 May 2017 • Four Day DPO Training Brussels 

6-9 June 2017 • Four Day DPO Training Brussels 

9-12 October 2017 • Four Day DPO Training Brussels 

4- 8 December 2017• Four Day DPO Training Brussels 


Offered by the IAPP in partnership with Brussels Privacy Hub

Become a GDPR-qualified Data Protection Officer (DPO) through four days of in-person classes encompassing key elements of the IAPP’s European Data Protection and Privacy Program Management training.

IAPP faculty with academic and practice experience teaches the essentials of envisioning, designing and executing a comprehensive privacy management program within GDPR requirements. Classes cover pan-European and national data protection laws, key privacy terminology, and the practical concerns around personal data protection and trans-border data flows. They equip you to monitor compliance, manage internal data protection activities, train data processing staff, conduct internal audits, and more.

With the deadline for GDPR compliance looming, companies are searching for DPO candidates with the requisite knowledge and skills. These training programs are based off the body of knowledge for the ANSI/ISO-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Management (CIPM) certifications. CIPP/E and CIPM are recommended as the most appropriate for aspiring DPOs, according to Eric Lachaud in “Should the DPO be certified?” in International Data Privacy Law, a journal published by Oxford University Press.

More information on registration and training content.

Venue: Madera Room, ICAB Business and Technology Incubator