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Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 2


This Course is available in the Classroom or via eLearning


Throughout the year, this course runs in-person at a dedicated training venue in Central Dublin. There are ample opportunities to network with other delegates during coffee breaks and at the sit-down lunch. To place a booking, select your chosen course date from the 'Make a Booking' Button


The eLearning version of this course is facilitated via a dedicated online learning platform utilising videos, supplementary documentation and self-assessment questions. To place a booking, select the 'eLearning' option from the 'Make a Booking' Button

 4 Hours CPD

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
DublinTuesday, 16 November 2021
VirtualTuesday, 08 March 2022
DublinTuesday, 24 May 2022
DublinTuesday, 27 September 2022
DublinTuesday, 29 November 2022

Classroom - 10.00am to 4.00pm (lunch included)


eLearning - delivered via dedicated online platform

€495* (Classroom) OR €395 (eLearning)

- 10% discount for additional delegates for this course when booked together
- *Book Levels 1 & 2 together for €895 + VAT


- 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

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“Excellent introduction to DP.”
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“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


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“Very complete coverage and comprehensive information”
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Grafton Group Plc


“Highly recommended”
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Citco Fund Services (Ireland) Limited


“Very helpful”
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Enterprise Ireland