Certificate of Achievement

Monika Bargmann

has completed the following course:

Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation

University of Groningen

This online course introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as an essential source of standards of the EU data protection regime. Learners explored, among other things, rights of data subjects, obligations and liabilities of data controllers and processors, and enforcement and compliance mechanisms in the context of the Regulation. It focused on what data subjects, data controllers and processors can and should do under the GDPR to protect their interests and comply with the law.

4 weeks, 3 hours per week

Dr Evgeni Moyakine, LLM

Research fellow at STeP (Security, Technology and e-Privacy) research group

University of Groningen

Melania Tudorica, LLM

PhD researcher

University of Groningen


Learning outcomes

  • Identify the main positions of the GDPR, including key concepts, principles and data protection roles.
  • Explore rights of data subjects and their relevance in daily life.
  • Investigate obligations of data controllers and processors and related steps that need to be taken for complying with the GDPR.
  • Evaluate enforcement and compliance mechanisms and international data transfers under the GDPR.


  • General principles and basic concepts of the GDPR
  • Key actors under the GDPR and their role
  • Rights of data subjects
  • Obligations of data controllers and processors and law compliance measures
  • Enforcement and compliance mechanisms
  • Liabilities and sanctions

Issued on 19th February 2018

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Free online course:

Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation

University of Groningen