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Course overview

Data protection law in Ireland is about to undergo significant change. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2016 and you have until May 2018 to become fully compliant.

This course is a step-by-step guide to GDPR and will help you understand what you should be doing now and in the coming months to prepare for the important changes. The course will show you how to comply with the Regulation and what will change from the existing data protection regime. It will explain the new rules regarding the legal basis for processing, consent, privacy notices, control of personal data, mandatory breach reporting, complaints, the appointment of DPOs and penalties. The financial penalties for non-compliance could be very substantial so it is absolutely vital that your organisation is fully prepared as early as possible.

What will you learn?

  • How does the GDPR define data controllers, data processors and data subjects?
  • What are the new data protection principles?
  • What does the Regulation say about transferring data internationally?
  • If your organisation operates in more than one country, to which Supervisory Authority should you typically report?
  • Why do you need to know and state your legal basis for processing data?
  • How must ‘consent’ be obtained under the new rules?
  • What is meant by ‘profiling’ and how is it restricted?
  • What will need to be included in a Privacy Notice?
  • How can you demonstrate that you are processing data fairly?
  • When and how should pseudonymisation be used?
  • What are the new rules regarding the personal data of children?
  • What is data portability?
  • What rights do people have to see, change or restrict the use of information held about them?
  • What are the new rights to prevent direct marketing or automatic decision-making?
  • What is the right to be forgotten and how is it enforced?
  • On what grounds may these rights be refused?
  • What are the new notification rules in the event of a data breach?
  • When must you undertake a Privacy Impact Assessment?
  • Does GDPR make the appointment of a Data Protection Officer compulsory?
  • How can an individual make a complaint about the use of their data and what remedies are available?
  • How must an organisation respond to complaints?
  • What are the new financial penalties that can be imposed in the event of a breach or complaint?
  • What steps and milestones need to be included in your action plan so that you are ready when the new Regulation becomes fully enforceable?

Who should attend?

This course is  suitable for compliance officers, HR staff, legal advisors, IT administrators, marketing professionals, company secretaries, directors and anyone with a responsibility for managing data or advising on data protection issues.

A detailed knowledge of the current law is not essential to attend this course.

Extra benefits

  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • An action plan setting out the key points to consider that you can take away and complete for your organisation
  • A certificate of attendance

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