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Certified GDPR Lead Implementer

About Certified GDPR Lead Implementer Certification

The GSDC Certified GDPR Lead Implementer certification equips professionals with the knowledge and skills required to effectively implement and manage the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) framework within organizations.

GDPR Lead Implementer certification offered by GSDC, a renowned certification provider, validates the expertise of individuals in ensuring compliance with GDPR regulations and mitigating risks associated with data protection.

By obtaining GDPR Lead Implementer certificate, professionals demonstrate their proficiency in developing and implementing robust data protection strategies, conducting privacy impact assessments, managing data breaches, and establishing effective data governance frameworks.

With the increasing importance of data privacy in today's digital landscape, this certification holds immense value, empowering individuals to navigate the complex GDPR landscape with confidence. 

GSDC's exam-based approach ensures a rigorous assessment of candidates' knowledge and skills, enabling employers to identify competent GDPR Lead Implementers who can drive compliance initiatives effectively.

Moreover, the GSDC Certified GDPR Lead Implementer provides a cost-effective path to gaining expertise in GDPR implementation, making it an ideal choice for professionals seeking to enhance their career prospects in the field of data protection.

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Objectives of GDPR Lead Implementer Certification

Certified GDPR Lead Implementer course module's objective is mainly to share a deep understanding of:

  • Understand privacy concepts and PII categories.
  • Apply privacy principles in organizational processes.
  • Implement phases of PII processing lifecycle.
  • Establish PIMS as per BS 10012:2017 +A1:2018 and GDPR requirements, including data inventory & data flow, privacy impact assessments, etc.
  • Interpret requirements for implementation within an organizational context.
  • Conduct a baseline review of the current GDPR compliance position.
  • Integrate global best practices into the existing management system.
  • Ensure effective management of personal data breaches.
  • Educate and train employees on GDPR requirements.
  • Establish mechanisms for data subject rights management.

Target Audience For Certified GDPR Lead Implementer Certification

Compliance Officers

Privacy Officers

Risk Managers

Information Governance Managers

Data Protection Officers (DPOs)

Legal and Regulatory Professionals

IT Security Managers

Data Privacy Consultants

Audit and Assurance Professionals

Senior Management and Executives



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Benefits of GDPR Lead Implementer Certification

After the completion of GDPR Lead Implementer certification, participants will have:

Enhanced employability in data protection roles

Competitive advantage for privacy officer positions

Expanded career opportunities in risk management

Higher demand for GDPR implementation expertise

Improved credibility as a data privacy consultant

Better career advancement in legal and regulatory roles

Greater recognition as an IT security manager

Valued expertise in audit and assurance

Advancement opportunities in senior management



Proficient grasp of fundamental privacy principles.

Familiarity with principles and concepts of information security management.



There will be a multiple-choice exam of 40 marks.
You need to acquire 26+ marks to clear the exam.
If you fail, you can retake the exam after one day.
In case Participant does not score passing percentage then they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam attempt.




  • 1.Introduction to GDPR & Privacy concepts:
    • GDPR Background
    • Territorial scope
    • Mapping of GDPR with BS 10012:2017
    • Privacy Terms and Definitions
    • How do we recognize PII?
    • Phases of PII processing Lifecycle
    • Privacy Principles - BS10012:2017 and GDPR
    • Rights of Natural Persons
  • 2.Major risks to a company's IT framework:
    • Application related RISKS
    • Network related RISKS
    • Storage related RISKS
  • 3.Stakeholders expectations for privacy:
    • Privacy vs Security
    • IT Governance vs Data Governance
    • Roles and Responsibilities of DPO, Controller, Processor,etc
    • The role of the IT professional & other stakeholders in
    • Privacy Foundational elements - Organizational Privacy
    • Privacy Foundational elements - Organizational Privacy
    • Privacy Foundational elements - Organizational Security
    • Incident Response - Security and Privacy Perspective
  • 4.System Development Lifecycle and Enterprise Architecture:
    • Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
    • Common Privacy Principles
    • The Collection Process - Notice
    • The Collection Process - Choice, Control & Consent
    • Other topics related to Collection
    • Security Practices and Limitations on Use
    • Disclosure
    • Retention - Records, Limitations, Access
    • Retention - Security Considerations
    • Destruction
    • Limitations of Access Mgmt & Least Privilege principle
    • UBAC & RBAC
    • Context of Authority
    • Cross Site Authentication & Authorization Models
    • Credit card information & Processing
    • PCI-DSS & PA-DSS
    • Remote Access & BYOD - Privacy & Security Consideration
    • Remote Access & BYOD - Access to Computers & Architecture
  • 5. Data Encryption - Design Considerations:
    • Application, Record and Field Encryption
    • File & Disk Encryption
    • Encryption Regulation & Crypto Standards
    • Other Privacy enhancing Technologies
    • Software Notifications and Agreements
  • 6. Organizational Privacy Strategy for Social Media:
    • Consumer Expectations
    • Children's Online Privacy
    • Social media - personal information collected
    • Social media: Sharing personal information and understanding ownership.
    • E-commerce personalization
    • Online Advertising
    • Key considerations when posting ADs on your website
    • Understanding cookies, beacons and other tracking technology
    • Web Browser Privacy and Security Features
    • Wireless Technology - RFID
    • Wireless Technology - NFC, Bluetooth & WiFi
    • Location-Based Services (LBS) - generalities
    • Location-Based Services (LBS) - GPS
    • Location-Based Services (LBS) - GIS
    • Surveillance of Individuals
    • Data surveillance & Biometric recognition
  • 7. Data Protection & Direct Marketing:
    • The concept of Direct marketing
    • The right to opt-out
    • Marketing Requirements under the e-Privacy Directive
    • Postal Marketing
    • Tele Marketing
    • Electronic Marketing
    • Location-Based Marketing
    • Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA) and GDPR
    • Audit Planning including Checklist
    • GDPR Audit with DPIA Assessment


John Miller

Designation - Security Officer

Thanks to the GSDC Certified GDPR Lead Implementer certification, I have gained a competitive edge in the job market. The certification has provided me with the necessary skills and knowledge to implement GDPR compliance measures effectively. I'm grateful for this opportunity and excited to see where this certification takes me in my career.

Niles Johnson

Designation - Compliance Manager

Obtaining the GSDC Certified GDPR Lead Implementer certification was the ultimate step up for my career. I now have the confidence and expertise to navigate the complexities of GDPR compliance, which has opened up doors for me in my field. Thank you, GSDC, for this certification and the opportunities it has brought me. 

Michael Chen

Designation - Data Protection Officer

The GSDC Certified GDPR Lead Implementer certification has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of GDPR compliance and helped me stay up-to-date with the latest industry standards. As a data protection officer, this certification has enabled me to effectively implement GDPR compliance measures within my organization, and I've received recognition and praise from my colleagues and superiors. I highly recommend this certification to anyone looking to advance their career in data protection.


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