Understanding the GDPR

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  • 4 Sequences
  • Introductive Level
  • Starts on June 6, 2021
  • Ends on July 4, 2021

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  1. General principles and basic concepts of the GDPR
  2. Key actors under the GDPR and their role
  3. Rights of data subjects
  4. Obligations of data controllers and processors and law compliance measures
  5. Enforcement and compliance mechanisms
  6. Liabilities and sanctions


The course is specifically developed for professionals working for companies, public authorities and bodies, students, and anyone who wishes to know more about data protection and the GDPR, especially those handling personal data.


Evgeni Moyakine
Postdoctoral research fellow at STeP, carrying out various types of research in the fields of privacy, data protection and biometrics.

Jonida Milaj-Weishaar
Assistant professor in European Technology law and Human Rights at Groningen University.

Melania Tudorica
Research fellow EU projects/ PhD researcher at the University of Groningen working on privacy issues, in particular in healthcare.

Bo Zhao
As a Chinese scholar, Dr. Bo Zhao was a senior research fellow at STeP (University of Groningen) before his joining the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society in Oct. 2017.


The University of Groningen (abbreviated as UG; Dutch: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, abbreviated as RUG) is a public research university in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. The university was founded in 1614 and is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands as well as one of its largest. Since its inception more than 200,000 students have graduated. It is a member of the distinguished international Coimbra Group of European universities.

In April 2013, according to the results of the International Student Barometer, the University of Groningen, for the third time in a row, has been voted the best University of the Netherlands. In 2014 the university celebrated its 400th anniversary.

The University of Groningen has ten faculties, nine graduate schools, 27 research centres and institutes, and more than 175 degree programmes.


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