Seminars and Workshops

by Data Protection Experts with Years of Consulting Experience

 

Through years of experience in consulting and implementation of projects on data protection and data security, ePrivacy has acquired a rich fund of knowledge. Now we would like to make this knowledge at available to our customers and share our expertise with you. 

 


Seminar Programme

Here you can find the next dates for our seminars. The full seminar programme can be found here

Course NameCourse TypeDate
GDPR Basics (DE) Fundamentals12.11. to 13.11.2020
Data Protection Officer (DPO) (DE)Fundamentals25.11. to 27.11.2020
Up-to-date Data ProtectionOnline seminar and Q+A02.12.2020
GDPR Auditor (ePrivacy) technical (DE) Fundamentals13.01. to 15.01.2021
GDPR Auditor (ePrivacy) legal (DE) Fundamentals03.02. to 05.02.2021
Up-to-date Data ProtectionOnline Seminar and Q+A10.02.2021
Data Protection Officer (DPO) (DE)Fundamentals24.02. to 26.02.2021

Registration for our Seminars

Please register here or send us an e-mail to info@eprivacy.eu.


Our seminar programme is made up of different approaches.

  • Basic training courses for data protection officers and auditors
  • Flexible add-on modules for data protection officers and auditors
  • Annual training courses on current topics and legal developments
  • online workshops

Fundamental Trainings for Data Protection Officers and Auditors

In our three-day fundamental training courses you will receive comprehensive information that will prepare you for your tasks as a data protection officer or auditor. Together we will work out legal and technical know-how that will provide you with a solid foundation for independent evaluations and consulting skills.

This course offers you for example:

  • useful skills from the practical experience of an established team
  • knowledge transfer that is geared to practical relevance  
  • tips from everyday work with customers and projects
  • easy access to data protection legal information 

Flexible Add-on Trainings for Data Protection Officers and Auditors

Since the subject area is too extensive to be dealt with in a single training course, we offer you advanced modules that you can combine flexibly and book independently.

Topic-specific knowledge on how to plan and implement data protection and data security correctly is available for the topics:

  • eHealth
  • marketing (especially online)
  • online trading
  • human resources (HR)

Annual Training Courses on Current Topics and Legal Developments

Legal topics are subject to constant change as a result of legal developments. In the same way as with data security, technical progress does not stand still. In order to keep you up to date, we offer you an annual training program on the latest topics and developments. We compile the most important innovations for you and prepare the most important information for this training series.

Online Workshops

Not everyone has the opportunity to take the time to travel to a venue. Our online workshops offer you the opportunity to be kept up to date on the latest developments in data protection and data security from the comfort of your own home. The series of lectures "up-to-Date Data Protection" deals with current developments and recommendations that are particularly important for companies, consultants and auditors, such as:

  • current jurisdiction and current proceedings
  • information from the authorities
  • administrative enquiries
  • current recommendations for companies (e.g. home office, video systems, use of social media etc.)
  • recommended process adaptations and internal guidelines

To get a first impression of us, you can take part in a short virtual lecture or watch one of the recorded online seminars. You can find the media library here.


Seminar Venues

HAMBURG

Our training courses take place in high quality equipped seminar venues in downtown Hamburg in the heart of Hamburg's old town (e.g. at the Hamburg School of Business Administration - The architecturally impressive building, with its clear, straightforward design and floor-to-ceiling windows that make the rooms bright and spacious and let in plenty of daylight, is located in the immediate vicinity of the historic city hall and the Hanseatic promenade on the Alster).

As you are in the busy city centre of Hamburg, countless restaurants and cafés are just a few steps away. Drinks during breaks, snacks and lunch are included.

If you need recommendations for accommodation, please contact us and we will help you with your choice.

Are You Interested in One of our Seminars or Workshops?

You can easily reach us via info@eprivacy.eu - we look forward to hearing from you! 


Our Events

03.06.2020

Digital Fingerprinting

 

Disadvantages of cookie tracking
Tracking by means of cookies is associated with considerable effort. On the one hand, the regulations of the GDPR must be complied with at all times. On the other hand, cookie tracking can be limited at any time according to the situation. And the increasing use of mobile devices also makes reliable tracking difficult, because cookies cannot be transferred from one device to another or shared between apps. Furthermore, users can delete cookies regularly, preventing companies from tracking users permanently. The increasing use of adblocker software and privacy features also makes cookie tracking difficult.
 
Digital fingerprinting – how it works
Alternatives to cookie tracking already exist, because online users can be clearly identified even without the use of cookies. 
 
Digital fingerprinting is the common term for a whole range of user tracking techniques that are difficult to prevent via the browser's default settings and thus work as non-erasable cookie successors. Although browser fingerprints are not quite as unique as an individual's fingerprint, they offer a high success rate of over 80 percent in the recognition of web users. In the meantime, however, browser manufacturers are also incorporating measures into browsers that at least partially prevent digital fingerprinting. 
 
Digital fingerprinting works with the fact that the representation of text in canvas elements varies greatly depending on the user's computer configuration (IP and MAC address, operating system, browser type or version, plug-ins, fonts and other special settings) and is therefore unique and can be clearly assigned, similar to a human fingerprint.
The technical side of fingerprint tracking
In order to create the user's specific fingerprint at the time a website is visited, depends on how the technology of the visited website interacts with the user's browser. 
 
Basically there are two types of browser fingerprinting:

  • Passive fingerprinting: refers to the collection of browser information that is obtained without the use of a special application, i.e. the IP address, the port used or the browser type. All this information is included in the header data of IP packets by default and reaches the web server in any case.
  • Active fingerprinting: With active fingerprinting, the browser specifically requests information that is not automatically provided when a web page is opened. For example, information about the browser, but also about the operating system and the screen (width, height, resolution).

A hidden text is passed to the browser for display. Just a few lines of program code in JavaScript are sufficient, because the unique display makes it possible to recognize the user with a high degree of probability from this point on and thus track his browsing behavior: At this moment the user has left his very individual digital fingerprint.
 
Fingerprint tracking and the requirements of the GDPR
Fingerprint tracking is a tracking method, where the end device of a user is clearly recognized. The fingerprint can be determined by different providers and makes it possible to track the user across different websites. It is not obvious for the user and often cannot be turned off individually.
 
Fingerprinting is only permitted if:

  • an explicit consent of the user is given that fingerprinting is required to provide a special service and is used in this context without exception to carry out the data transfer or
  • if there is another legal basis, such as the entitled interest (according to GDPR Art. 6 1 f), which, however, might no longer be admissible in Germany after the BGH ruling of the end of May. In other EU countries, the Beneficiary's Interest is already no longer regarded as permissible

 
Our data protection experts from ePrivacy are familiar with all requirements relating to this topic. So if you have any questions about the handling of fingerprint tracking in consideration of the requirements of the GDPR, please contact us. 


Our Publications

03.06.2020

Digital Fingerprinting

 

Disadvantages of cookie tracking
Tracking by means of cookies is associated with considerable effort. On the one hand, the regulations of the GDPR must be complied with at all times. On the other hand, cookie tracking can be limited at any time according to the situation. And the increasing use of mobile devices also makes reliable tracking difficult, because cookies cannot be transferred from one device to another or shared between apps. Furthermore, users can delete cookies regularly, preventing companies from tracking users permanently. The increasing use of adblocker software and privacy features also makes cookie tracking difficult.
 
Digital fingerprinting – how it works
Alternatives to cookie tracking already exist, because online users can be clearly identified even without the use of cookies. 
 
Digital fingerprinting is the common term for a whole range of user tracking techniques that are difficult to prevent via the browser's default settings and thus work as non-erasable cookie successors. Although browser fingerprints are not quite as unique as an individual's fingerprint, they offer a high success rate of over 80 percent in the recognition of web users. In the meantime, however, browser manufacturers are also incorporating measures into browsers that at least partially prevent digital fingerprinting. 
 
Digital fingerprinting works with the fact that the representation of text in canvas elements varies greatly depending on the user's computer configuration (IP and MAC address, operating system, browser type or version, plug-ins, fonts and other special settings) and is therefore unique and can be clearly assigned, similar to a human fingerprint.
The technical side of fingerprint tracking
In order to create the user's specific fingerprint at the time a website is visited, depends on how the technology of the visited website interacts with the user's browser. 
 
Basically there are two types of browser fingerprinting:

  • Passive fingerprinting: refers to the collection of browser information that is obtained without the use of a special application, i.e. the IP address, the port used or the browser type. All this information is included in the header data of IP packets by default and reaches the web server in any case.
  • Active fingerprinting: With active fingerprinting, the browser specifically requests information that is not automatically provided when a web page is opened. For example, information about the browser, but also about the operating system and the screen (width, height, resolution).

A hidden text is passed to the browser for display. Just a few lines of program code in JavaScript are sufficient, because the unique display makes it possible to recognize the user with a high degree of probability from this point on and thus track his browsing behavior: At this moment the user has left his very individual digital fingerprint.
 
Fingerprint tracking and the requirements of the GDPR
Fingerprint tracking is a tracking method, where the end device of a user is clearly recognized. The fingerprint can be determined by different providers and makes it possible to track the user across different websites. It is not obvious for the user and often cannot be turned off individually.
 
Fingerprinting is only permitted if:

  • an explicit consent of the user is given that fingerprinting is required to provide a special service and is used in this context without exception to carry out the data transfer or
  • if there is another legal basis, such as the entitled interest (according to GDPR Art. 6 1 f), which, however, might no longer be admissible in Germany after the BGH ruling of the end of May. In other EU countries, the Beneficiary's Interest is already no longer regarded as permissible

 
Our data protection experts from ePrivacy are familiar with all requirements relating to this topic. So if you have any questions about the handling of fingerprint tracking in consideration of the requirements of the GDPR, please contact us. 

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