Programme in European Data Protection

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management


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Who should attend

The Programme in European Data Protection is dedicated to Data Protection Officers (DPO), legal experts and Lawyers, Information Security and Information Technology experts, enterprise and external auditors, Compliance Officers, General Managers and Financial Officers, Data Scientists and Data Management Professionals, Projects Managers and Enterprise Architects, Public Service personnel, Marketing Managers, Business Managers and Consultants that must comply with the GDPR regulations.

Key admissions criteria

  • Master degree
  • And/or proof of senior professional experience

About the course

The objective of this education is to develop knowledge and expertise in all facets related to the implementation of GDPR.

The Programme in European Data Protection covers the five domains of knowledge through lectures, workshops, case discussions, group/personal work and personal essays.

From 2020, the programme will be accomplished through a blended learning: a face-to-face and distance education via a Learning Management System and a new eLearning Tool!

Online and distance learning (NEW!)

During designated periods, participants study on their own based on suggested plan and online material made available to them (pre-study programme, pre-reading documents, etc.). Participants also have access to streaming videos with GDPR legal fundamentals, Digital information processing and information security.

Face-to-Face education

The programme requires to physically attend classes. Participants get to see and interact with the lecturer and peers. Those who completed online and distant learning find themselves able to take most advantage of lectures and usually display a more profitable interaction with lecturers.


  • The knowledge – Acquire essential knowledge in the five domains of practice necessary for managing and implementing GDPR compliance and for accomplishing various DPO activities.
  • The quality of the lecturers – Benefit from leading practitioners and legal experts who share their wealth of knowledge.
  • A significant career boost – Boost your career trajectory with the knowledge acquired and the contacts established throughout the programme.

Your organisation

  • Accelerated GDPR compliance – Enterprises require cost-effective implementation that focuses on the essentials and that build sustainable compliance.
  • GDPR implementation cycle – Beyond the legal requirements, a GDPR implementation requires a collection of multi-disciplinary skills and capabilities to develop and execute on the GDPR roadmap.
  • GDPR body of knowledge – The essential GDPR domains of knowledge are covered for meeting GDPR compliance in all industries including public services, NGO and private enterprises.

Education structure

1- Self Study 1 Pre-course and self-study assignments (0.7 ECTS).

2- Module A | 3 days Data Protection Fundamentals (1 ECTS).

3- Self Study 2 Post -course self-study assignments (0.7 ECTS).

4- Module B | 3 days Advanced Data protection (1 ECTS).

5- Self Study 3 Examination preparation (0.7 ECTS).

6- EXAM SESSION Knowledge and case study implementation.


Marc Vael

I am passionate about what I do. It is why I get out of bed every day. I bring +25 years of innovative knowledge and solutions to boards, audit committees and executives to manage IT risks, information security / data protection and to execute IT audits. My core competencies: expertise, exper...

Georges Ataya

Over the past 20 years, Professor Ataya has become a strong reference in the training and education domain, mainly through his activities at Solvay Brussels School, where he is the founder and Academic Director of the Digital Transformation, Governance and Trust post-graduate and executive educat...

Alain Cieslik

Alain is a consultant with over 20 years of experience in risk, enterprise architecture, cyber security, Data Protection, IAM, development, and architecture design across public and private sectors. He can assist organisation to add security during the different development life cycle phases of t...

Guillaume Couneson

Experience Guillaume’s practice focuses on information technology (IT) and electronic communication related matters. He has been heavily involved in both transactional and regulatory matters with a special focus on data protection compliance. Guillaume has also built significant expertise advisin...

Stéphanie De Clercq

Stéphanie De Clercq is Head of Data Protection and Privacy – GDPR at BNP Paribas Fortis. For the last six years she has been managing of the ‘Data Protection and Privacy Office’ located in BNPPF’s “Global Security” department. Stéphanie is involved in definition and implementation of the Manageme...

Christophe De Melio

Helping global customers discovering the true potential of their Analytics Strategy through innovative, open-minded activities. Unified Governance & GDPR WorldWide Lead In addition, making sure, though feed-back loops to help align IBM's Analytics strategy to new trends found in the market. ...

Dirk De Nijs

With more than 20 years of professional experience, I support businesses and organizations in creating a stable and secure ICT- and data-environment. As Lead Auditor and Information Security Expert, I consider it my mission to make sure my clients are well informed and prepared for any vulnerabil...

Alexandra Jaspar

The Data Protection Working Group also welcomes its Vice-Chair, Ms. Alexandra Jaspar from bpost (Belgium). Alexandra is a Senior Legal Counsel at bpost since 2005 with a focus on Intellectual Propery, eCommerce, Trade Practices and Data Protection. Prior to joining bpost Alexandra worked as an ...

Caroline Louveaux

Caroline Louveaux is the Chief Privacy Officer for Mastercard. She is leading the global team responsible for ensuring that privacy and data protection are addressed in all business processes that collect, use or disclose personally identifiable information about our cardholders, customers, partn...

Johan Vandendriessche

I am a lawyer with a passion for technology and sharing knowledge. My practice covers ICT law, data protection and privacy law, as well as intellectual property law. My focus is on advisory work, as well as drafting and negotiating technology related contracts. You can count on me to combine leg...

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