Privacy course

Data Protection Officer Fundamentals.

Beginner level.

This course offers you the basics to enable you to take up the DPO role or support your DPO in the best way. You can follow this class without any knowledge on GDPR.

Legal & Technical.

We go through the legal and technical aspects of GDPR and the basics of . This empowers you to tackle any privacy challenge that comes your way.

Get your certificate.

After the training and after studying, you can plan the certification exam online in your own time and convenient moment. Pass the exam? Then you’re a certified DPO!

Welcome to our DPO Fundamentals programme.

As you may already know, data protection is becoming increasingly important in today’s digital age. Complying with GDPR and handling personal data with care, is in any company’s best interest. As a DPO, you play a critical role in ensuring that your organisation meets these requirements.

During this three-day training program, you will learn about the fundamentals of data protection and how to apply them in your organisation. The training will cover a range of topics, including data protection principles, data subject rights, and data protection impact assessments. We’ll also have a look at the information security aspect of GDPR.

At the end of the training period and after studying, you can plan the certification exam online in your own time and convenient moment, in order to demonstrate your understanding of the material. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive a certificate confirming your status as a certified DPO.

Bavo van den Heuvel

The lead trainer: Bavo van den Heuvel.

Throughout the training, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions with our expert trainer, Bavo van den Heuvel.

Bavo has over 25 years of professional experience within Data Protection and is the founder of CRANIUM.

Course contents.

  • Introduction to Data Protection
  • Data Processing Principles
  • Legal Grounds
  • Data Subject’s Rights
  • Risks
  • Accountability of Organisations
  • Register of Processing Activities
  • Data Protection by default
  • Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
  • Implementation
  • Data Protection Officer
  • International Data Transfers
  • Supervision and Enforcement
  • Personal Data Breaches

At a moment chosen by the participant, the exam can be done virtually.

Upcoming DPO Fundamentals courses:

New DPO Fundamental courses will be planned in the future. Reach out to for more details.

Frequently asked questions about DPO Fundamentals.

We try to provide you with all necessary answers to adequately inform you about our course. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any additional questions.

You will receive the course book in a physical format. When following the course from a distance, you’ll receive it via postal mail..

Yes, the KMO portefeuille is available for eligible SME’s under the digitalization theme. Check the page here to learn more about the process. Only the course can be subsidized, the certification exam needs to be paid in full. This distinction will be displayed on the invoice.

If you have a group of people you would want to onboard on the DPO fundamentals, please reach out. We can pay attention to the specific parts relevant to the participants and tailor the contents and length in such way.