The Certified Data Protection Officer Programme has been designed to equip Data Protection Officers with the necessary skills and competencies to meet and maintain all aspects of data protection compliance.
The ECDPO programme is ideally suited to anyone currently fulfilling a Data Protection Officer role within an organisation or looking to develop a career in data protection.
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Duration | 6 Days (Typically 2 days per month)
Cost | Members €788 per day or €2965 for 6 days / Non-Members €875 per day or €3295 for 6 days + 1 year's free membership
CPD Points | 63
Venue | Dublin, Cork & Galway or on-site nationwide
The ECDPO programme is ideally suited to anyone in a Data Protection Officer role or those responsible for ensuring their organisation is compliant with data protection law. This includes data protection officers, IT managers or directors, human resources managers, heads of compliance, operations managers or risk managers, etc.
To attend, you will need a working knowledge of current data protection & privacy legislation and to hold an accredited Data Protection Practitioner Certification.
The course is delivered over a minimum of 6 days within a period of less than 12 months. Candidates are required to complete 6 modules from a choice of 8 specially tailored advanced data protection modules followed by an exam.
This programme will enable you to fully meet the legislative requirements as a Data Protection Officer under GDPR. Increase you and your organisation’s confidence to:
Successfully completing this course meets the knowledge requirement for entry to the Association of Data Protection Officers at the grade of Officer.
Accreditation is provided by the Association of Data Protection Officers and the Irish Computer Society.
Non-member rate includes 12 months free membership. We will be in touch with registration details after your place is confirmed.
Candidates are expected to have at least a working knowledge of current data protection & privacy legislation in order to ultimately achieve "expert level knowledge" (as specified by EU GDPR) and hold an accredited Data Protection Practitioner Certificate qualification or equivalent.
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Data Breaches are an increasingly common occurrence in today’s technologically driven world. News of enterprise level data breaches continues to grace news headlines daily.
GDPR imposes notification obligation on organizations, failure of which can incur sanctions as well as effective, proportionate and dissuasive fines. An organization may get over and eventually forget a data breach occurrence, those who have been affected by the breach do not.
Audits are used to identify any issues of concern about the way the organisation deals with personal data and to recommend solutions.
Under GDPR, organisations now have an obligation to audit their data processing activities. A data controller or processor’s ability to conduct its own data protection audit is an invaluable skill to have when ensuring compliance obligation under GDPR.
GDPR comes packaged with requirements that encourage accountability and governance for the protection of personal data for organizations involved in the processing of such.
Accountability is now an important and explicit requirement under GDPR. Simply put, accountability requires that organisations process personal data lawfully and accurately in a transparent manner. There must be one or more legitimate reasons why personal data is effectively processed and where appropriate, minimally retained.
Please note: This course will be delivered online.
Be confident that your organisation’s policies and procedures are legally compliant with data protection legislation by completing Ireland’s first certified data protection practitioner programme.
Please note: This course will commence online.
Data Protection by Design is an approach to system design which takes privacy into account throughout the whole service, product or systems design process.
Protection of personal data should not be retrofitted or seen as an afterthought but instead be seen as integral to systems development. Before the first line of code is written, as a data controller you should ask the following question should be asked;
1. What does the use of personal data mean for the customer?
2. What risks will the use of personal data pose to the fundamental rights of individuals?
3. Are the necessary technological measures in place to safeguard processing of personal data?
With the rapid growth in data storage solutions, many organisations no longer see data retention as a high-cost item.
The temptation to retain all things data is so strong and with greater access to technology due to reduced costs, perpetual retention of both manual and electronic data may be perceived as convenient and not necessarily expedient as it involves “a lot work”.
But with this comes increased exposure to the risk of data loss, unauthorised access, and ultimately, reputational damage. Retaining data indefinitely without a legal basis or justification can constitute an infringement under GDPR can attract fines.