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CEPIS announces new Secretary General Austeja Trinkunaite

CEPIS (the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies) are pleased to inform you that their Board agreed unanimously to appoint Ms Austeja Trinkunaite as CEPIS Secretary General.Austeja has been working for ECDL Foundation in Brussels for the past three years. As European Policy and Communications Manager she has developed and maintained contacts with key policy stakeholders such as DG Grow, DG Connect, DG ...

  Monday, October 2nd


DoH Consultation on Draft Health Information Policy Framework

The Department of Health is carrying out a public consultation to help develop a national health information policy. The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the proposals to inform the drafting of a national health information policy in 2018. The Department would like to find out what people think about how personal health information is collected, used and shared in our ...

  Friday, September 29th


Irish launch of the Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018-2020

The Irish launch event for the final Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-2020 is only a few weeks away. With a budget in the region of €30 billion it is the largest funding opportunity in the programme to date. Secure your place at the launch on 18 October 2017 from 10am to 4pm. Register for your free place here. The keynote address will be given by a European Commission ...

  Tuesday, September 26th


Discover the new ICS CareerPlus tool

CareerPlus is a complete solution to manage your career and skills development and it is free for members to use. It consists of a CPD recording system, and an online tool to assess your IT and business skills.Your IT skills will be assessed against the European standard, the e-Competence Framework, and your business skills are assessed against the ICS Transversal Skills Framework.Manage ...

  Monday, September 18th


Brilliant Jerks – A curse or a blessing? - Guest Blog

I love the phrase “brilliant jerks” which first came into prominence as part of the much publicised quote from the Netflix culture slideshow, more recently replaced by the Netflix culture update. It brings two seemingly opposite words into focus in the same way that telling somebody that they are “brilliantly useless” might do and that may explain why it gets so much focus.On ...

  Thursday, August 31st


Who needs a Data Protection Officer?

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner recently shared its advice on who needs a Data Protection Officer, their role, responsibilities and obligations...The Data Protection Officer (DPO) role is an important GDPR innovation and a cornerstone of the GDPR’s accountability-based compliance framework. In addition to supporting an organisation’s compliance with the GDPR, DPOs will have an essential role in acting as ...

  Tuesday, August 29th


Dot ie domain policy changes - public consultation begins

The IE Domain Registry has ask us to inform members about a proposed policy change which aims to make dot ie domains easier and faster to register.The changeIf passed, the change will mean that you won’t need to provide a claim to register your dot ie domain name. This means that anybody with a connection to Ireland will be able register any ...

  Monday, August 28th


Health IT groups want more clarity on EHR certification by 2019

Via Evan Sweeney at www.fiercehealthcare.comIn comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, health IT industry groups praised the agency for adding in more flexibility for EHR certification requirements into the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP). But those same groups also envision several different paths regarding certification in 2019 and beyond.Organizations like HIMSS, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the ...

   Thursday, August 24th


Teachers and Trainers prepare for GDPR

We will be running a series of one-day workhops to help schools and training providers prepare for GDPR.This one-day introductory-level programme is designed for people in the education and training sector who handle information about students, staff or the general public. The course will take a practical approach to help you identify the steps you need to take to ensure your organisation is ...

  Monday, October 2nd


CEPIS announces new Secretary General Austeja Trinkunaite

CEPIS (the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies) are pleased to inform you that their Board agreed unanimously to appoint Ms Austeja Trinkunaite as CEPIS Secretary General.Austeja has been working for ECDL Foundation in Brussels for the past three years. As European Policy and Communications Manager she has developed and maintained contacts with key policy stakeholders such as DG Grow, DG Connect, DG ...

  Monday, October 2nd


DoH Consultation on Draft Health Information Policy Framework

The Department of Health is carrying out a public consultation to help develop a national health information policy. The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the proposals to inform the drafting of a national health information policy in 2018. The Department would like to find out what people think about how personal health information is collected, used and shared in our ...

  Friday, September 29th


EU accessibility legislation: Keeping the public sector accessible

The EU directive on making the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible was adopted at the end of 2016 and is the very first piece of EU legislation on digital accessibility. It will benefit over 500 million European citizens, including an estimated 80 million Europeans living with a disability, by making digital content from the public sector across Europe more accessible.Governments will ...

  Friday, September 29th


ADPO at Privacy & Data Protection Officers Summit Europe 2017

ADPO Secretary & ICS Data Protection Consultant, Lanre Oluwatona, will be speaking on behalf of CEDPO (the European Association of Data Protection Officers) at this year's Privacy & Data Protection Officers Summit Europe in Paris on Oct 11th & 12th. Lanre will be speaking on The Role of a DPO: Integrating the Role into Your Business: Who should be the DPO; understanding the duties; obligations and liabilities ...

  Wednesday, September 27th


Get involved in the Bebras Computing Challenge!

The 2017 Bebras Challenge will take place from 6th – 17th November, run by the ICS Foundation, the Bebras® Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking and computer science to students from 8-18 years by allowing them to solve interactive tasks online. It is run in over 30 countries and takes place every November, where you can schedule your classes test any time during these two weeks.Bebras consists ...

  Tuesday, September 26th


Irish launch of the Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018-2020

The Irish launch event for the final Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-2020 is only a few weeks away. With a budget in the region of €30 billion it is the largest funding opportunity in the programme to date. Secure your place at the launch on 18 October 2017 from 10am to 4pm. Register for your free place here. The keynote address will be given by a European Commission ...

  Tuesday, September 26th


Discover the new ICS CareerPlus tool

CareerPlus is a complete solution to manage your career and skills development and it is free for members to use. It consists of a CPD recording system, and an online tool to assess your IT and business skills.Your IT skills will be assessed against the European standard, the e-Competence Framework, and your business skills are assessed against the ICS Transversal Skills Framework.Manage ...

  Monday, September 18th