GDPR Workshop on General Data Protection Regulation

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GDPR Workshop on General Data Protection Regulation 2017-03-30T13:19:51+00:00

Do you want to attend a practical GDPR workshop either on the Internet or in your city? Global data protection regulation around the world is in a state of flux – there have been several major recent developments. These are fundamental changes that affect your compliance efforts, how you process personal data and the risks you face. Change is never easy, but you simply can’t ignore these developments.

We can help you answer these questions. Cut through the complexity and explain it simply. We help organisations around the world comply with global data protection laws in a practical and effective manner. We have a global view and have local insights in 25 different local jurisdictions.

We offer a GDPR workshop, seminar, webinar, or executive briefing on this topic presented by an expert with practical experience. We give examples throughout.


  • Get an overview of these complex laws and know what practical action to take.
  • Get up-to-speed quickly and be up-to-date with the latest developments regards data protection compliance.
  • Understand the impact on your organisation.
  • Find out how to comply and implement data protection compliance in your organisation.

What do we cover?

We tailor what we cover for each specific event. The GDPR workshop is broken down into nine sessions. Please email us and ask for the GDPR Workshop Programme if you would like details. This is not an academic workshop for students. It is for people dealing with these issues in their organisations.

Public Live In-person Workshops

Our next public GDPR workshops:

  • Milan: 15 June 2017 09:00-17:30 at the Hilton. Attendance is complimentary. Apply to attend.
  • Cape Town: 29 August 2017 from 09:00-16:00. R3,920 (ex VAT).  Book your seat.
  • Johannesburg: 31 August 2017 from 09:00-16:00. R3,920 (ex VAT). Book your seat.
  • Dubai, UAE: on a date to be confirmed from 09:00-16:00. US$495. Book your seat.

All events are at a central location. Two or more delegates qualify for a 10% discount. We will serve lunch and refreshments. We limit delegate numbers, so bookings are done on a first come, first served basis. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you, if you do not think you received value.

If you’d like to attend a public GDPR workshop on this topic but the location or dates above don’t suit you, send us an email asking us to set a date in your city.

We also offer tailored private events that can be held at your premises on a day that suits you.

Public Live Webinars

If you’d like to attend a public GDPR webinar on this topic, send us an email asking us to set a date. All you need is a good Internet connection.

Who should attend and why?

Anyone tasked (or involved) with complying with data protection law:

  • Data Protection Officers (and Information Officers) – to balance access to and protection of information. To stay out of jail.
  • Privacy Officers – to manage the privacy issues and concerns facing their organisation.
  • Privacy Programme Managers – to manage privacy programmes effectively.
  • Compliance officers – to effectively comply with privacy laws.
  • Legal advisors (corporate lawyers or in-house lawyers) – to provide good legal advice on privacy issues.
  • CIOs and IT Managers – to manage ICT lawfully.
  • IT Security officers – to secure ICT and personal data.
  • IT Governance officers and specialists – to govern ICT.
  • Auditors and assurance providers (internal and external) – to audit and provide assurance regards privacy
  • Risk Officers and Managers – to manage privacy risks.
  • HR and Payroll Managers – to ensure that the personal information of employees is protected.
  • Credit Managers – to ensure that personal information of creditors and debtors is protected.
  • Directors (executive and non-executive, CEOs and FDs) – to discharge their legal duties and direct the course of the organisation, especially directors of organisations whose business is the processing of personal information.

Very intelligent, experienced and educated people often attend our workshops. They usually know more about their fields than we do, so we see ourselves as facilitators helping the group to explore the topic. We always encourage people to add their value at any stage.

Course Material for the GDPR Workshop

We will provide attendees with:

  • a copy of our comprehensive presentation covering data protection regulations,
  • word clouds,
  • tools to help you map activities, including our Data Protection Mapper and a spreadsheet you can use to record the mapping of your activities,
  • a list of Action Items so that the session translates into practical action, and
  • an audio recording of the event (private sessions only).

What sets us apart?

  • We have significant practical experience dealing with these specific areas.
  • Our sessions are interactive – you are able to ask questions, have your specific issues dealt with, and influence the discussion-points.
  • Our sessions are tailored to the attendees – we ask you questions in advance so that we know what your issues are and your existing level of knowledge.
  • We do not give sales pitches, which is unfortunately so often what speakers do at conferences.
  • We provide insight and simplify the issues, which can only be done after practically applying laws to real business issues.
  • We empower you and do not try to entrench ourselves in your organisation.
  • We cover the same ground in one day, rather than two. This saves you time and money. We tell you what you need to know, not everything.

Who are the presenters?

We have a pool of experienced and practical presenters, including:

  • International lawyers from the Lexing Network,
  • attorneys from Michalsons,
  • representatives from regulators or authorities, or
  • data protection officers or information officers from organisations.

We will ensure the presenters are the best people to present the course depending on the type of course, the date, the specific issues and the attendees. Sometimes, there will be one presenter, others multiple speakers. Our presenters are currently helping many people understand the practical impact of data protection regulations on their organisations. They help them to comply with data protection law and implement effective privacy projects and programmes. They have also presented many times on the topic to thousands of people. They have years of practical experience applying their knowledge to organisations to help them grow and avoid legal problems, difficulties, and disputes.

Which organisations does global data protection regulation affect most?

Any organisation that processes a lot of personal data. This could be an organisation in the public or private sector (like a bank or a medical aid). The industries that are most affected are Financial Services, Healthcare and Marketing. Banks, retailers, credit providers, insurance companies, medical aid companies, hospitals, direct marketers, business process outsources and telcos are some of the organisations on which data protection law has a high impact. The essence of some organisations is the processing of personal information – the impact on them is huge.

How long is it?

We provide this GDPR workshop in different formats. Public and private sessions can last for anything from 45 minutes, half a day or a full day. We also provide eCourses that can be done via the Internet at your convenience. We welcome enquiries for more information and details.


Our public workshops are at various venues around the world. We choose venues that are central and easy to get to, that have adequate parking, good food, and that ensure you are comfortable.

We are happy to give the seminar, workshop or executive briefing at your venue.


If you are interested, please complete the form on the right or enquire now. We will contact you to find out more about your requirements and give you a quote.