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European Data Protection


This course offers the practitioner’s perspective on implementing the privacy protection that is compliant with European and GDPR regulations.  This class is targeted specifically for US based organizations that process protected personal information for individuals that happen to reside in the EU, therefore falling under the new GDPR regulations.  Click here for a listing of the course modules that are covered in this class.


This course includes 2 IAPP Textbooks and a voucher for the IAPP Certified Information Privacy Practitioner/ Europe (CIPP/E) certification.

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Course Objectives

Through the user interactive labs the student will learn:

  • Understand the key European protection laws and regulatory concerns.
  • Understand how to build and implement practices that are compliant with privacy regulations
  • Understand how to achieve compliance as a US company, concerning EU regulations.

Date & Time

All class times are from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

(Round Rock) Dec 12-13

(Boston, MA) Jan 22-23

(Round Rock) Apr 9-10


CDI Academy
1205 Sam Bass Road, Suite 300
Round Rock, TX 78681
(512) 255-3700

Target Student

  • US Based IT and InfoSec leaders and practitioners charged with managing the privacy of personal information that is, or could be, owned by an individual located in the European Union.

Course Outline

Coming Soon.

Additional Information

  • Laptop required
  • Requires basic knowledge of computers, technology and command line interface (CLI)
  • Assume students can open and operate browsers, find and use the command line, execute scripts and open programs
  • Prior experience not required
  • Understanding of virtual machines (VM) and how to use one
  • Assume students understand how to import and power on a VM

What’s Next

Coming Soon.

Your Instructor


Bob Siegel, President and Founder of Privacy Ref

President and founder of Privacy Ref, Inc., Bob Siegel, started the company in 2012. After his time as Senior Manager of Worldwide Privacy and Compliance at Staples, Inc., Bob applied his experience and expertise to assisting companies implement and maintain strong privacy programs. Bob has worked with many different organizations, dealing with programs of all sizes and regulatory needs.

Always seeking to improve his own understanding of all things privacy, Bob has earned certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. These include certifications in US private and public sector, European, and Canadian privacy laws. Bob has also earned certifications in Information Technology Privacy and Privacy Program Management. Bob Siegel has also been recognized as a Fellow of Information Privacy by the IAPP for his outstanding dedication to the privacy community. He has also served on the IAPP’s Certification Advisory Board for the CIPM program and the IAPP’s Publication Advisory Board. Bob also serves on the IAPP’s teaching faculty leading classes in the areas in which he is certified.

Bob Siegel currently maintains his blog on the company’s website, www.privacyref.com. Bob is also a writer at CSOonline.com where his blog, Operational Privacy, can be found.


Certification of Completion


(Boston, MA) Jan 22-23
(Round Rock) Apr 9-10