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calendar 03 May

clock 1.30pm until 5.00pm

location Castille, Casa Leone, Floriana

Technological progress and globalisation have profoundly changed the way our data is collected, accessed and used. In addition, the EU Member States have implemented the 1995 Data Protection Directive differently, resulting in divergences in enforcement; hence, the need to have significant legislative reforms: (A) The General Data Protection Regulation enables people to better control their personal data. At the same time modernised and unified rules will allow businesses to make the most of the opportunities of the Digital Single Market; and (B) The Data Protection Directive for the police and criminal justice sector helps ensure that the data of victims, witnesses, and suspects of crimes, are duly protected in the context of a criminal investigation or a law enforcement action. The Regulation became effective and most EU Member States have taken action in facilitating its effect. All concerned should have geared up and implemented the necessary changes, in an effort to ensure compliance and steer away from the hefty penalties. What has changed since the 25 May 2018? What major happenings or trends are we seeing in this context?

Candidates may be eligible to claim part of the cost incurred under the Investing in Skills Scheme.  Click here for further information.  Applications forms must be received by the Investing in Skills Unit at least 21 calendar days before start date of training.

A discounted price is available for students.  Booking is subject to availability and on presentation of a valid student card.

For full programme and registration form please click the pdf file below.



Target Audience

  • Anyone directly involved in the processing of personal data
  • Government entities and private entities
  • Human Resources personnel
  • I.T. and Information Security service providers
  • Service Providers
  • Audit and accountancy professionals
  • Legal and notarial professionals
  • Members of other regulated professions
  • All other persons who wish to receive up-to-date information on this new regime

Attendees’ expected level of knowledge: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced



1330 - 1400 Registration

1400 - 1415 An introduction on what is data protection and why the changes are happening

1415 - 1430 Conceptual Overview of the changes from Directive to Regulation

1430 - 1445 Processing Conditions

1445 - 1500 Obligations of Controllers/Processors

1500 - 1515 Rights of Data Subjects

1515 - 1530 The DPO and the DPIA

1530 - 1545 Coffee Break 

1545 - 1615 Cross-Border Data Transfers

1615 - 1630 The role of Supervisory Authorities

1630 - 1645 The work of the EDPB

1645 - 1700 Breaches, Penalties and other news items


About the Speaker

By profession, Stefan J Berry is a lawyer with a Magister Juris postgraduate specialisation in European and Comparative Laws, a Master’s Degree in International Maritime Law and over 18 years’ experience in the financial services and technical industries. He commenced his professional career as a Tax and Legal Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and later joined Lombard Bank Malta plc, a well-established and reputable local retail credit institution, where he helped ABOUT THE TRAINER set up and consolidate the Compliance, Risk Management and MLRO functions. 

He then moved on to Middlesea Insurance plc (part of MAPFRE Group), where he was appointed Compliance Officer and Company Secretary to a number of insurance and reinsurance companies that passport their products and services in the European Union. Thereafter, Stefan has been serving as Company Secretary, in-house Legal Counsel, Compliance Officer and MLRO with a number of MFSA-licenced institutions, authorised to passport their FinServ products and services to other EU Member States. Stefan is also currently very involved in providing advisory services on Internal Controls for FinServ and FinTech licenced entities. He also coaches newly appointed and established Non-Executive Board Directors, who function on licenced and listed entities, and serves as Board member and Vice-President to the Malta Association of Compliance Officers (MACO) and General Secretary to the Financials Institutions Malta Association (FIMA).


Tags: Data Protection, GDPR