Introducing the General Data Protection Regulation

Short course – Thursday 16 May

Executive Business Centre, Room EB 602

An understanding of the principles and practices of data protection has become indispensable for professionals and businesses operating in e-commerce and the internet environment generally. The come into force of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 has marked a shift in the way businesses process personal data of EU citizens. This short course will provide professionals with a thorough grounding and critical appreciation of the underlying principles, regulatory scope and strategic impact of the new legislation.

Lectures outline

9:00 – 12:00 – The data protection model under the GDPR

  • Defining data protection
  • Subject matter, scope and definitions
  • The principles of the GDPR
  • The rights of the data subject
  • Remedies, liability and penalties

12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch break

 13:00 – 16:00 – Data protection case-studies

Seminar discussion of 4 case studies (group work):

  1. Consent for data processing in online transactions
  2. Profiling and behavioural targeting
  3. Data security breach
  4. Data protection by design

 16:00 – 17:00 – Tea break

 17:00 – 18:00 – Wrap-up and conclusion

The lecturers

Maurizio Borghi is Professor of Law at Bournemouth University and the Director of CIPPM / Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European Intellectual Property and Information Rights.

Emile Douilhet is a final-year PhD researcher at Bournemouth University, specializing in EU data protection law.

Venue and accommodation

The Executive Business Centre is located in Bournemouth, at 5 minutes walk from the train and bus station. When leaving the station, head to “Town Centre” and “Seafront”. You will see the building on your right (directions here).

Trains from London leave at every hour (.05) and half-past hour (.35) from Waterloo Station, and take about 2 hours (direction: Weymouth or Poole). (See train times and tickets here or here).

If you arrive by car, please ask the organizers to book a parking space for you at the Executive Business Centre. However, please note that parking space is limited.

The lovely seaside resort of Bournemouth offers a broad variety of accommodation. The following are in close range from the Executive Business Centre:

The Miramar Hotel

The Green House Hotel

Ramada Encore Hotel

Best Western Hotel Royale

How to apply

The course is free to attend but spaces are limited and registration is required. Please apply via Eventbrite by clicking here:

Download the programme here.