Postgraduate Course in Data Protection and Information Security


Classes taught in:
Start of classes:
08 April 2021
End of program:
19 June 2021
Class times:

Thursdays from 18:30 to 21:00 and Saturdays from 9:00 to 14:30

Program type:
Postgraduate Program
Tuition fees:

The Postgraduate Diploma in Data Protection and Information Security at UPF Barcelona School of Management provides you with the tools and skills, both legal and technical, to carry out the duties involved in the role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO).

The entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018, which strengthens privacy and envisages a uniform data protection system throughout the European Union, imposes a proactive responsibility model that means that those responsible for data processing must apply technical and organizational measures to ensure compliance with the regulations and so demonstrate a commitment to protecting data subjects' personal data.

DPD Certification

The course fulfills the requirements of duration in hours foreseen in the Certification Scheme (section 6.3) approved by the Spanish Data Protection Agency of June 13 of 2018 and therefor has been recognized by ISMS Forum and Bureau Veritas.

Once the course is finished, students can take the exam to obtain certification as DPO.


You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator and receive an answer in less than 24 hours. You can also check the special bank loans available to participants in the UPF Barcelona School of Management.


Why this program?

  1. Because it prepares you to identify whether a particular activity involving personal data is in accordance with the GDPR and other applicable regulations.
  2. Because it provides you with the technical and organizational knowledge to be able to comply with the provisions in the GDPR and other applicable regulations.
  3. Because it involves interdisciplinary training taught by legal professionals and IT and communication professionals.
  4. Because it prepares you to work as a Data Protection Officer (DPO) in a public or private organizations.

Who is it for?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Data Protection and Information Security course is aimed at those professionals (lawyers, engineers and graduates or graduates in related disciplines) who already exercise or want to exercise the role of Data Protection Delegate, who want to specialize in this area of expertise and / or want to be certified as Protection Delegate of data.