The STAR project (Support Training Activities on the data protection Reform) will provide support to the training activities of European Union (EU) Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) and data protection officers (DPOs) on the EU data protection reform, especially the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR requires these two categories of data protection actors to undertake training activities (Arts 57(1) and 39(1)(b)). Each DPA developing such materials in isolation increases the overall cost, risks undermining the harmonising effect of the GDPR and puts greater pressure on its consistency mechanisms. STAR will thus provide them with necessary and efficient training materials and resources. In particular, STAR will:
1) formulate the training topics in close cooperation with stakeholders,
2) author the actual training materials,
3) validate and test them in pilot trainings.
This output will be freely and publicly available in a digital form. STAR is directly addressed to EU DPAs and DPOs; it also offers a benefit to other privacy professionals in the EU and beyond.