The Brussels Privacy Hub organises periodically training seminars addressed to all data protection practitioners. These seminars are aimed at providing in-depth knowledge and practical guidance on specific aspects of data protection implementation. In order to maximize their benefit, participants are expected to meet each seminar’s entry requirements as set by the BPH. The seminars are usually two or three full-day seminars, in small groups of 20 to 25 persons. Lecturers are experts in the respective fields, who are able to transmit to participants their practical and hands-on experience. Training seminars are usually organised in the Vrije Universiteit Brussel campus, at the Institute of European Studies premises. In-house training seminars, whose topic list will be decided together with the organisation concerned and may take place at its own premises, may also be arranged after consultation with the BPH (


Upcoming training 

2-5 May 2017: Four day DPO Training 

Offered by the IAPP in partnership with Brussels Privacy Hub 

Time09:00 - 17:00

Venue:  Madera Room, ICAB Business and Technology Incubator, Site Arsenaal, Witte Patersstraat 4, 1040 Brussels

Become a GDPR-qualified Data Protection Officer (DPO) through four days of in-person classes encompassing key elements of the IAPP’s European Data Protection and Privacy Program Management training.

IAPP faculty with academic and practice experience teaches the essentials of envisioning, designing and executing a comprehensive privacy management program within GDPR requirements. Classes cover pan-European and national data protection laws, key privacy terminology, and the practical concerns around personal data protection and trans-border data flows. They equip you to monitor compliance, manage internal data protection activities, train data processing staff, conduct internal audits, and more.

With the deadline for GDPR compliance looming, companies are searching for DPO candidates with the requisite knowledge and skills. These training programs are based off the body of knowledge for the ANSI/ISO-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Management (CIPM) certifications. CIPP/E and CIPM are recommended as the most appropriate for aspiring DPOs, according to Eric Lachaud in “Should the DPO be certified?” in International Data Privacy Law, a journal published by Oxford University Press.

The four day training programme consists of: 

More information on registration and training fees. 

Previous training

CPDP 2017 - Privacy Impact Assessment and Privacy by Design Workshops (25 & 27 January 2017 - 14:00 - 17:30) 

With the professional support of the Data Protection Institute/Cranium, Deloitte, Leaders in Security (LSEC), the Belgian Privacy Commission and VUB. 


Privacy Impact Assessments and Privacy by Design are becoming a fundamental business process component for any product, service or derivative dealing with personal information. Already today, as part of the current Data Protection frameworks, organizations have to consider the potential impact of data processing activities. With the upcoming GDPR into practice, the impact and changes are closing in. Having an up to date assessment of the impacts of your data processing operations is no longer optional. From the design phase on, ensuring and documenting how they have been considered is obligatory. The practicalities of the impact assessments, their implementation and in particular the practical application of the data protection impact assessments (DPIAs) results are important, and  can lead to complete new services and mechanics within the organization. These business processes must be considered upfront and over a long period of time, typically throughout the product’s lifecycle and even beyond. This workshop aims to provide a practical exercise that can be directly translated into your own organization. It will highlight some major hurdles and interactive discussions will lead to new insights and solutions.

Target audience

The sessions are aimed at DPO’s, product and service developers and business development teams, legal practitioners and other major interests.


  • Ulrich Seldeslachts, Leaders in Security (LSEC)
  • António Gonçalves, Deloitte
  • Maarten Stassens, Deloitte
  • David Leanaerts, Deloitte
  • Peter Berghmans, Cranium 
  • Bavo Van Den Heuvel, Cranium 
  • Raphaël Gellert, LSTS- VUB
  • Pawel Makowski, Working party 29
  • Dieter Verhaeghe, Belgian Privacy Commission
  • Brenden Van Alsenoy, Belgian Privacy Commission
  • Max Von GrafensteinHIIG

The Programme is available.