Profession: Data Protection Officer

Complete the Data Privacy Professional and Data Privacy Manager courses to gain all the necessary skills to work as a Data Protection Officer (DPO).


And when you register for two courses at once, you get a 20% discount!








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Are you looking for a training program to become a Data Protection Officer?
Do you want to dive into the field of personal data protection under EU law?
Are you already working with personal data and want to improve your data privacy even more?
Would you like to add the title " privacy” to your post?

For whom?


Data Protection Officer (DPO) is the manager responsible for the protection of personal data and for the compliance of the company's activities with the requirements of the GDPR. DPO ensures that all business processes where personal data is processed are carried out in strict accordance with the rules of the Regulations.

This position is relatively new. The General Data Protection Regulation came into force in 2018, at the same time companies that interact with personal data had the obligation to hire a specialist for the position of DPO.


According to Article 37 of the GDPR, the presence of an inspector on the staff is mandatory in three cases:

1. When processing is carried out by a public authority or institution, with the exception of courts in the administration of justice.

2. When the main activity of the company is related to the systematic and regular monitoring of data subjects on a large scale (for the purpose of setting up personalized advertising, for example).

3. When companies process large amounts of special categories of personal data (for example, biometric and genetic data).

If none of these conditions apply to the company, the hiring of a personal data protection inspector is optional and remains solely on the company's conscience. However, even in countries that are not subject to the jurisdiction of European laws, there is a growing demand for data privacy specialists: business is globalizing, borders are blurring, the amount of personal data is only growing, and someone must be able to cope with the problems that arise.

What are the functions of the DPO?


The scope of duties of the inspector is quite large, but all of them can be divided into 3 categories:


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Consulting. Regular provision of information and explanations about the work on GDPR issues to employees who are involved in the processing of personal data.

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Control and monitoring of compliance with the legislation on the protection of personal data and internal regulations on the protection of personal data. Also raise awareness on data protection issues and train staff and conduct internal audits of the company.

Консультации по GDPR

Communication with the supervisory authority. Providing necessary information to the Supervisory authorities and work with the requests of the data subject.

Who can become a DPO?


The Regulations do not establish clearly defined requirements for the professional background of the personal data protection inspector. As we have already discussed above, a DPO is an employee who must simultaneously understand the intricacies of the European law of information privacy, have managerial qualities and have an understanding of the technical side of personal data protection.

Of course, more often lawyers, compliance managers or information security specialists come to this profession. However, the multi-profile and interdisciplinary nature of this position makes it possible for people with completely different experiences to become personal data protection inspectors. Subject, of course, to special retraining.


priceHow much does a DPO earn?


The large range of responsibilities, high responsibility and novelty of the profession, combined with a small number of training opportunities, make personal data protection inspectors highly paid employees. 

And the International Association of Privacy Specialists conducted a study that showed that there is a shortage of DPO in the world: there are more vacancies than candidates, and the global demand for these employees is about 75 thousand employees.



Taking into account the important role of DPO in the global provision of user privacy and the complexity of training in this profession, we have combined our two courses - Data Privacy Professional and Data Privacy Manager - so that you can comprehensively master all the necessary skills for working with DPO.

On the one hand, it is necessary to thoroughly study all the subtleties of working under the GDPR rules, and, on the other, to immerse yourself in the specifics of coordinating the project implementation team.


You will learn

From the Data Privacy Professional

✔  Define what the requirements of the GDPR apply to the company.

✔  Differentiate between personal and non-personal data.

✔  Ensure that the processing of personal data is legal.

✔  Register the cross-border transfer of European personal data.

✔  Create privacy-free products.


From the Data Privacy Manager


✔  Organize processes within the company according to the international standard ISO27701

✔   Work according to generally accepted methods and frameworks.

✔   Optimize business processes for working with personal data.

✔  Apply best practices for implementing privacy.

✔   Form a dream-team to achieve compliance.



We have made a special price for Data Protection Officer training - when you sign up for both courses at once, you will save 20%. To do this, when registering through any form on our website, specify "DPO Training" in the note.


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Siarhei Varankevich CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, MBA, FIP
Founder of Data Privacy Office LLC. Data Protection Trainer and Principal Consultant
MBA, Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). Started to work with the GDPR draft version, in 2015, in Munich. Defended his MBA thesis about the Regulation, in Bremen, in 2016. In 2020, he was awarded the title of IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) thanks to the recommendations of respected experts.

Siarhei delivered hundreds of consultations on GDPR issues to companies around the world. He helped to implement the GDPR program as an external project manager in over 50 companies.

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