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Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 2


This course is available by: eLearning, Virtual-LIVE and Classroom


PDP’s eLearning courses are facilitated via a dedicated learning platform using videos, supplementary documentation and multiple choice self-assessment questions. The content can be viewed at any time allowing delegates to train around other commitments. Find out more on PDP’s eLearning courses.

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For those who prefer undertaking LIVE training remotely, PDP’s virtual courses allow delegates to interact directly with the trainer and to participate in group activities, mirroring the typical structure of Classroom sessions.
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This course can be attended on an in-person basis at dedicated training venues in Central Dublin (the yellow box below lists the upcoming dates). There are ample opportunities to network with other delegates during coffee breaks and at the sit-down lunch.
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 Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 2


Course Overview:

This practical training session, which is fully up to date with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, is designed for those that work in the field of data protection. The Level 1 and Level 2 courses taken together constitute a complete training package on the fundamentals of data protection.

This session provides a thorough grounding in the following important aspects of data protection practice:

  • data retention - the restrictions on keeping data, and how to establish a retention schedule
  • transferring data to third parties - the legal requirements for transferring data between organisations
  • the main exemptions
  • the powers of the Data Protection Commissioner
  • data protection impact assessments - the basics of when and how to carry out an assessment
  • data destruction - methods to ensure lawful and secure destruction of personal data, including anonymisation and pseudonymisation

There will be plenty of opportunity for questions, and delegates are encouraged to bring their queries to the session.

This Level 2 training course is designed as a natural progression from the Level 1 session, although attending Level 1 is not a pre-requisite to attending Level 2 unless you are a beginner to data protection.

Attendance on this course can be used as credit towards gaining the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection.

Course Trainer

John Fitzsimons

John Fitzsimons,
Cornerstone Barristers

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Course Information
Dublin (Classroom)Tuesday, 26 September 2023
Virtual-LIVETuesday, 28 November 2023

Virtual-LIVE/Classroom - €495.00*


eLearning - €395.00

Virtual-LIVE/Classroom - 10.00am to 4.00pm

eLearning - available immediately via dedicated online training platform

Discounts available:
- 10% discount for additional delegates

*Book Levels 1 & 2 together for €895

- 20% discount for additional delegates booked together (up to 5)
- Group Licences available

Who should attend:
Compliance Officers, Human Resources Managers, Office Managers, Company Secretaries, IT Managers, Business Analysts, Records Managers, Archivists, Information Managers, Legal Advisors, Trainee Data Protection Officers, Database Managers, and others.


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection


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“Excellent trainer. Everything explained very clearly”
Jane Farrell
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Elizabeth Dunne

“Excellent introduction to DP.”
Ken Lillis


“Enjoyable and beneficial. Thanks!”
Mike Lytheer
Zurich Insurance Plc


“I recently completed Data Protection Essential Knowledge – Level 1 & 2 which I found extremely helpful to my role. The materials were user friendly and easy to navigate.”
Rachel Valvona


“I found the eLearning training very informative! It was very well presented and so much more convenient to be able to complete the training online.”
May McKee
Department of Agriculture – Northern Ireland


“An excellent course – very worthwhile and relevant!”
Rebecca McGee


Ciaran McLarnon


“Very complete coverage and comprehensive information”
Tony Scott
Grafton Group Plc


“Highly recommended”
Katerzyna Pilch
Citco Fund Services (Ireland) Limited


“Very helpful”
Kathleen Quinlan
Enterprise Ireland