Decoding the Key Tenets of GDPR

Intake Opening Soon 17:00 - 19:00 Online

This CPD will visit the basics of GDPR, that is, the path that led to GDPR, which started through the foundation of fundamental human rights by the United Nations.


The drafting procedure of GDPR will be discussed together with how this was turned into regulation. A thorough understanding of the tenets of GDPR will be highlighted and how these are applied in practice. We will examine each tenet and provide examples how this is followed in practice. Furthermore, the course will analyse the rights that are derived from the Regulation and how these are applied in practice. Each right will be examined to see how such right is used in practice and which tenet it supports.

The recent activity related to Artificial Intelligence and whether this is in line with the Tenets of GDPR will also be examined. This would include AI Governance and how this can be applied in line with GDPR.

Course Topics

  • Foundations of GDPR
  • The different types of privacy
  • Defining Personal Data in a GDPR context
  • Data Processors & Data Controllers
  • Processing of Person Data
  • Tenets of GDPR
  • Special Categories of Data
  • Processing employee data
  • CCTV Notices in practice
  • Legal basis to process personal data
  • Privacy Notice in Practice
  • Data Subjects’ Rights
  • Security & Processing of data
  • AI Governance
  • Internal Policies & Procedures and their importance
  • The application of a DPIA
  • Controllers & Processors Registers
  • The Role of the DPO
  • Data Breach Reporting Procedures
  • Cross-Border data transfers and Schemes II
  • Supervision & Enforcement
  • Recent fines

Learning Objectives

Attendees will have a better understanding of the applicability of GDPR in practice, including the use of Artificial Intelligence and how this can be done in Governance of GDPR.

Target Audience

Anyone exposed to GDPR

Assessment Questions and Answers

In line with MFSA requirements, a short multiple-choice assessment will be provided by the trainer towards the end of the session. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to all students who attend the CPD (duration will be included on certificate). A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those who sit for the assessment and are successful (pass mark 60%)



John Mark Caruana, B.Com (Hons) (Melit.), M.Sc. (Melit.), CIPPE, CIPM

John Caruana is an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) expert with over 15 years of experience in the field. He has a wealth of knowledge in various sectors, including securities, auditing and accounting, and iGaming. As one of the co-founders of Radix Group in Malta, John currently serves as the Compliance Director of Radix Compliance, which is the Group’s AML Consulting arm.

John holds a B.Com (Hons) in Banking & Finance and an M.Sc. in Banking & Finance, both of which were earned at the University of Malta. Additionally, he is a Data Privacy Professional, holding two international certifications in Data Protection from the International Association of Privacy Professionals: the CIPP/E and the CIPM. His expertise in data privacy has been recognised by the Malta Gaming Authority, which has authorised him to serve as a Data Protection Officer.

John’s professional credentials also include Compliance Officer roles authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) in the CSP and Trust & Trustees sectors. Furthermore, he serves as a Money Laundering Reporting Officer, a testament to his experience and expertise in the AML domain.
In the past decade, John has also lectured on various topics related to securities, Compliance, AML, and GDPR, showcasing his dedication to educating others in the field.

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