Technical training: 'The General Data Protection Regulation demystified'

22/01/2018 - 22/01/2018 (Mundo B, Rue d'Edimbourg 26, 1050 Ixelles (Brussels))

As from May 2018, the new EU general data protectino regulation (GDPR) will take effect. As a direct result, all EU cities are asked to appoint a data protection officer (DPO) and to implement a series of new rules and practices. On Monday 22 January 2018 in Brussels, the GDC/GuiDanCe project is organising a technical training for cities’ digital experts on the implementation of the EU general data protection regulation (GDPR). The training will be followed by the conference ‘Imagine the Urban Future: Innovation, Collaboration, Trust’ jointly organised by the Green Digital Charter and EUROCITIES’ Knowledge Society Forum (KSF).

Learning objectives?

This training is designed to help EUROCITIES’ members and GDC signatories to understand the concepts and processes necessary for the data management chain within a city administration to deal with citizens’ privacy while delivering smart services. Participants will learn how to conduct a privacy impact assessment (PIA) based on specific and concrete use-cases (dataset, application, service) brought by participants from their own city.

Who can participate?

Participation is free and open to city officers, especially DPOs and data officers of local public authorities;

Your city is facing privacy challenges in the implementation of a measure or project? Bring your example with supporting documents such as datasets. Four use-cases will be selected and presented to the audience.

We are looking for officers with understanding of a particular service or application, e.g. functional understanding (what the service or application does), technical understanding (how it is implemented) and a deployment understanding (who and how it is operated).

To propose a data scenario from your city, contact us by Friday 15 December (COB).

Participation is limited. Register now at


Rebecca Portail, GDC/GuiDanCE project support officer (
Antony Page, UrbanDNA (expert & trainer) (

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895


Nathan Pierce

Programme Director

Greater London Authority


Bernadett Köteles-Degrendele

Communication & Replication

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