Fundamentals of Data Protection

Manage Privacy and Data Security


Programme Description

In this interactive one-week programme, participants will learn the fundamentals and develop a comprehensive overview of data protection law and regulations. The learning is enhanced by looking at current issues and working on case studies as part of daily lectures and practical workshops. Expertise and self-confidence are increased when it comes to assessing data protection issues from different perspectives and discussing relevant challenges with experts.

This module is ideal in particular for those with a non-legal background who are interested in building a quick and solid foundation in the area of data protection and privacy law. This module can be booked as a single module.

Target Audience

This module is aimed at individuals who engage with data protection either at their companies or in a private context and wish to gain a deeper understanding of the topic. Whether their background is in IT, marketing, management or another area, they will expand their knowledge and feel more confident in handling data.

  • Lawyers
  • Data protection specialists
  • Newly appointed DPOs
  • Compliance/legal professionals
  • Information security specialists
  • Risk management professionals
  • Auditors and controllers
  • Marketing managers and professionals
  • Consultants
  • Managing directors


Start Dates
5 days
Number of ECTS Credits
Level of Experience
Functional Manager
Functional Specialist
Programme Type
CHF 4'500.-
Weiterbildungszentrum Holzweid, Universität St.Gallen
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language

Content & Faculty

  • Essentials of privacy and data protection
  • Introduction to Swiss data protection law
  • Introduction to European data protection law
  • Data protection principles and the legality of processing data, including consent
  • Understanding GDPR and its emerging role in shaping international business
  • Basic introduction to data and cyber security

Further information

Why HSG?

Executive education at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), one of Europe's leading business universities, provides you with an optimal preparation for the future. The University of St.Gallen is more than just an educational institution; it is a place of inspiration that stimulates you to think. You will acquire up-to-date knowledge that is of great practical relvance, and gain valuable insights. This will enable you to make an important contribution to social and economic progress and to your own personal development. "From insight to impact" is not just our message; it is a promise against which we can be measured. 

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