Programme overview

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
Zielgruppe 2


  • 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

Why University of St.Gallen

The HSG – your partner for first-class executive education in Switzerland

At the University of St. Gallen (HSG), you can choose from one of the largest executive education portfolios in the German speaking region – the right programme for your needs and career objectives. The renowned quality and practical relevance of the learning experience convinces more than 6000 participants per year. Profit from an Executive Degree from St.Gallen – the best business school in the German-speaking world – and get ahead in your career!

  • For high-quality teaching and executive training by top researchers

  • For competent executives

  • For Lifelong Learning

  • For international collaborations

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