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Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection

Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection is a course run by Institute of Public Administration, Dublin. It is an Online course with a duration of Three Days. Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection gives a Course Qualification of Award / Certificate, awarded by Institute of Public Administration (IPA). For more information about Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection at Institute of Public Administration, please review the details below.

This Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection is a three day instructor led online course.

Data protection compliance is a key duty of all organisations, public and private, which handle personal data. As well as the legal and regulatory impact of a serious data protection incident, the harm to trust, brand and reputation can be literally incalculable.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018 and created significant new obligations, as well as massively increased financial penalties – up to €20m or 4% of global turnover. This Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection course will give you a clear understanding of your organisation’s main data protection obligations under current legislation and the GDPR, and how to ensure your compliance.

This three day instructor led online course will cover the following areas:

  • What is GDPR? Context of Data Protection (The Acts), and History of Privacy Rights
  • Scope of application of GDPR, Key Definitions of Privacy, Personal Data and Data Protection
  • GDPR and current Data Protection Law: The Seven (7) Data Protection Principles (Article 5) explained
  • The Key People: Role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO); function and powers of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC), rights of the Data Subject, Data Controller(s) and Data Processer(s)
  • Risk Based Approach to all aspects of the Implementation of GDPR
  • Sanctions and Compensation, Offences and Liability
  • Preparing for the Implementation of the GDPR – Gap and Compliance Analysis
  • Course Review

This course has been modified for online delivery. It will be delivered via MS Teams over three non consecutive days and will be facilitated by subject matter experts.

Scheduled dates:

  • 4, 11 and 18 March 2021
  • 6, 13 and 20 May 2021
  • 3, 10 and 17 June 2021
  • 8, 15 and 22 July 2021

Assessment will be by multi-choice examination, typically in the week following the course.  Details will be confirmed on day one of the course.

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Training ProviderInstitute of Public Administration
Course LocationBallsbridge, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 4
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationAward / Certificate
Awarding BodyInstitute of Public Administration (IPA)
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate in GDPR and Data Protection
Course Start Date4th March 2021
Course End Date18th March 2021
Course DurationThree Days
Course Time9:30am - 5:00pm on scheduled dates
Course Fee€1395.00 (2021)
Carear PathThis course is for staff who have a significant responsibility for data protection compliance in their organisations or who have an interest in pursuing a career path in data protection.
Phone01 240 3666
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57-61 Lansdowne Road,, Ballsbridge, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D04 TC62

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