General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Preparing for Compliance

Registration Deadline: 16 February 2018

Training Dates: 22 & 23 February 2018 (Limassol)
                           27 & 28 February 2018 (Nicosia)

Training Hours: 08:30 - 17:00

Location: CIIM Nicosia ( View Map )
                 CIIM Limassol ( View Map )

Language of Instruction: English


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings substantial changes to the rules around personal data and its use. To ensure effective compliance by 25 May 2018, your organisation needs to have managers in place who understand the requirements of the GDPR and are well equipped to plan, implement and maintain a compliance program. In some instances, there will also be a requirement for your organisation to appoint a suitably qualified and trained data protection officer (DPO).

This two-day EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Foundation training course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the EU GDPR’s context terminology, legal requirements and compliance mechanisms. Privacy issues arising from an exponential growth in consumer and mobile technologies, an increasingly connected planet and mass cross-border data flows have pushed the EU to totally rethink its data protection legislation to ensure that these fundamental rights are fully protected in today’s digital economy.

Our GDPR training courses offer a structured learning path to equip management with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to deliver GDPR compliance and fulfill the role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO).

Delivered by experienced GDPR technical and legal consultants, our training sessions are built on the foundations of our extensive practical experience gained advising on GDPR compliance and its relationship with ISO 27001:2013 – Information Security Management Systems
It will help your organisation to avoid heavy fines and loss of reputation resulting from data breaches. You will learn from the experts how to implement and achieve full compliance to the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

On completion of this course delegates will be issued with a CIIM Certificate of Attendance.

Designed for

  1. Business directors or managers who want to understand how the requirements of the GDPR will affect their organisation.
  2. Managers involved in or responsible for GDPR compliance, such as:
    • Privacy managers
    • Data Protection Officers (DPOs)
    • Information security managers
    • IT managers
    • Project managers
    • Corporate governance managers
    • Risk and compliance managers
    • General or privacy counsels, and
    • Finance, HR or marketing managers
  3. Individuals with a basic knowledge of data protection regulation and practices, and looking to develop their knowledge even further.

Topics to be covered

DAY 1 -  Mr. Stylianos Christoforou

  • Legislative requirements
  • Questions and Answers

DAY 2 -   Dr. Adrian Ioannou

  • The GDPR Process Initiation
  • Work Plan Phases
  • Data Processing Officer (DPO)
  • Data Protection Principles (8 Categories)
  • Data Mapping Plan Decomposition
  • Certification
  • Questions & Answers


All CIIM Executive Education programmes are developed and taught by CIIM resident and visiting faculty who are widely recognised as skilled professional trainers with local and international business experience. Through many years of business consulting and teaching experience, CIIM faculty develop innovative long-lasting practical concepts that shape the practice of your daily professional responsibilities. The result is a practical educational experience which is designed to have an immediate effect in your business environment.

Stylianos Christoforou
Mr. Stylianos Christoforou 


adrian ioannou
Dr. Adrian Ioannou 


Mr. Stylianos Christoforou

Stylianos Christoforou received an LLB (Hons) in 1998 from the University of Hull. In 1999, he studied law at the University of Nottingham from which he graduated with a degree of Master of Laws in International Commercial Law and subsequently went on to become a qualified Barrister at Law of Grays Inn.

Stylianos returned to Cyprus in 2001 where, after concluding his pupillage, he first worked as a litigation lawyer and then as Head of the Litigation Department for one of the largest firms in Nicosia. In 2005, he established his own practice which has nowadays evolved into a modern, skilled and well-respected boutique law firm ( offering a broad range of custom made services to its clients both locally and internationally, with a second office in Bucharest, Romania. In 2008, Stylianos accepted an offer as visiting lecturer at the Cyprus International Institute of Management, teaching Labour Law and Industrial Relations.

As a practicing lawyer he handled a great number of civil law cases, including employment, family, company and commercial disputes. Despite his extensive experience as a litigator, Stylianos’s firm has in being one of the best tax corporate law firms in Cyprus. Stylianos is also a member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has handled a number of local and international arbitrations as well as a number of high profile negotiations between employers and trade union representatives, including numerous employees' strikes.

He is the exclusive legal consultant of several large private companies as well as the Employers and Industrialists Federation of Cyprus. In 2014 Stylianos developed the first and only mobile application on legal matters in Cyprus ‘The Cyprus Employment Law Tool’ that was extensively welcomed by the local professional, entrepreneurs and students.


Dr. Adrian Ioannou

Adrian Ioannou, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), CEng, MIEE, MIMechE, Six Sigma Black Belt, PECB, ABCI, IQA  was born in London of Greek Cypriot parents in 1954.   

As an engineer he moved to Cyprus in 1989 and joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) as a principal consultant. A Director of Advisory Services, in 2004 he retired from PwC having assisted numerous organizations both in Cyprus and overseas with his team of engineers and scientists, on technical assignments in both the private and public sector.

Dr Ioannou is the author of several books, papers and journals in Robotics, manufacturing systems, Quality Management (namely ISO 9000), Six Sigma and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He is a frequent contributor to LinkedIn, professional journals, conferences and lectures.

In 2016, Dr Ioannou formed High Q Consulting Ltd, delivering services in management systems, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Six Sigma, automotive standards, Risk Management and the GDPR.

A PECB Certified Professional Trainer, he participates as a technical expert for several ISO committees, a CyAQ board member, a CYS/TC022 Hydrocarbons technical committee member and is an ISO 9001 lead auditor.

Programme Fee

Per Participant: €275

No VAT is charged due to CIIM’s non-profit status. Fees include tuition, educational materials, lunch, coffee-breaks and refreshments.


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