GDPR GOES TO SCHOOL METHOD™ -- INTERNATIONAL PARTNER SCHOOLS
Our partner schools are primarily located in Europe and in several non-European countries. In addition to working with individual schools, we have consulted extensively with CEESA, a non-profit that provides professional development and collaboration services to 21 schools in 19 countries. We have also worked with QSI, Quality Schools International, owner and manager of international schools throughout the world.
COLLABORATING ACROSS BORDERS
We have collaborated with other groups of international schools, including the law department at Maastricht University, offering a customized Data Protection Officer (DPO) certification. Professionals from CEESA and other international schools attended a week long course, DPO course in Amsterdam in 2020. Those courses are now offered throughout Europe and planned for other locations.
The goal is building a global community of data privacy professionals. We can be the leverage for beginning to "design privacy into" our thinking and development of programs.
Our goal is to reach a point where respect for data privacy is embedded in our lives, is scalable and sustainable.
MORE COLLABORATING ACROSS BORDERS -- 2019 PRIVACY BY DESIGN CONFERENCE
In March of 2019, a collaborative effort of European international schools, hosted the first annual Privacy by Design Conference in Zagreb. The faculty from the DPO certification program at Maastrict University delivered outstanding presentations to a group of over 50 data privacy and IT professionals. We were surprised by how much we knew and were reassured that we are on the right track with implementing GDPR. The Maastrict University staff were equally surprised to find how the international school community had embraced GDPR. Click here for our final report.
Our final speaker was Mr. Leonardo Cervera Navas, Director of the European Data Protection Supervisor at the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Mr. Cervera Navas delivered remarks encouraging us to keep working on data privacy as a community.
We canceled our second annual Privacy by Design Conference due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are now planning a virtual one!