Course Description

After over four years of discussion, the new EU data protection framework has finally been adopted. Taking the form of a Regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the current Directive and will be directly applicable in all EU Member States without the need for implementing national legislation. Most importantly, the extended operation of the GDPR means it will apply to many Australian businesses.

Coming into effect on 25 May 2018, the GDPR contains some onerous obligations, many of which will take time to prepare for.  And failure to comply may lead to hefty penalities.

This two-hour live on-line seminar will outline the main provisions of the GDPR, with a focus on the effect the new regulation will have on Australian entities.  It will highlight some of the actions likely to be needed to prepare for the new regulation. 

What's Included

  • 2-hours of tuition
  • 100% up-to-date material
  • Comprehensive course notes including additional reference materials
  • Access to recorded session

The session will be recorded and made available to all attendees for their future reference.  Please let us know in advance if this is a problem.

Course Content

The GDPR significantly extends the operation of EU data protection laws to entities outside the EU, which will include many Australian businesses.
The GDPR also increases the protection of personal data by introducing a range of strengthened provisions including:
• New or expanded individual rights, such as the right to be forgotten, limitation on automated profiling and data portability
• Easier access for individuals to their data
• Greater obligations for data processors, as well as data controllers
• Increased need for and obligations of DPOs
• Requirement for non EU covered by the GDPR to appoint an EU Representative
• Extended data breach notification requirements
• Data protection by design and by default
• Stronger enforcement options, including fines of up to 4% of an organisation’s global annual turnover.
All of these provisions will be considered in this 2-hour on-line seminar.

This course will focus on the EU GDPR. Participants interested in learning more about general privacy issues should consider the separate session on Introduction to Privacy Law.

To participate, you will require a computer, headset and a good internet connection.  Once your registration has been confirmed, we will forward you the link to the session.

Intended Audience

This course is directed at information security professionals and privacy officers, as well as legal practitioners who are interested in privacy and confidentiality legal issues. It is also of relevance to risk managers, auditors, internal legal counsel and anyone responsible for privacy compliance obligations.


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

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