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Role of the Data Protection Officer

 

This Course is available in the Classroom or via eLearning

Classroom-basis

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

eLearning-basis

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

 

Course Overview: 

The role and functions of the Data Protection Officer are wide-ranging, from handling information access requests to liaising with senior management on compliance strategies, from devising plans for training staff members to conducting gap analysis, and from handling complaints from customers and employees to dealing with investigations by data protection regulators.


The day-to-day work of the DPO is critical to the smooth running of organisations and to establishing and maintaining effective and productive relationships with the organisation’s customers, staff members and other relevant individuals. DPOs play a central role in ensuring that the organisation meets its data protection responsibilities and in avoiding unwanted attention from regulators.

This course analyses the role and duties of the DPO in a practical context and provides delegates with the information that they need to become more effective and efficient. Topics include:

  • mandatory and non-mandatory duties
  • relationship between the DPO and senior management
  • the organisation’s obligation to involve the DPO in key decisions
  • the organisation’s responsibilities to provide appropriate facilities and resources to DPOs
  • the requirement for DPOs to be “independent”
  • handling conflicts of interest
  • understanding data flows and gap analyses
  • key skills, including leadership and conflict resolution
  • the need for confidentiality
  • accessibility of the DPO
  • the requirement to keep records
  • communicating with data protection regulators

It is recommended that delegates attending this course have a solid knowledge of the fundamentals of data protection. Those with limited existing knowledge should attend Data Protection Essential Knowledge – Level 1 and Data Protection Essential Knowledge – Level 2 before attending this course.

 

 
Course Trainer

Daniel Gibson

Daniel Gibson
Data Protection
Consultant


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Course Information


Classroom - 10.00am to 4.00pm (lunch included)

OR

eLearning - delivered via dedicated online platform


€495 (Classroom) OR €395 (eLearning)
Classroom:

- 10% discount for additional delegates for this course when booked together

eLearning:

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


Who should attend:
Data Protection Officers, Compliance Officers, Information Governance Personnel, Human Resources Managers, Company Secretaries, and others.

 

Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection

 

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Course Testimonials


 

“I thought the course was very good! I liked the eLearning, and it was good to go at my own pace.”
Julie Scully
AIB

 

 

“I thought the mix of video, reading material and Quiz were good for each module.”
Donal Donovan
Eircom


“I thoroughly enjoyed doing this eLearning course as it gave me the flexibility to complete it in my own time. This course delivered what it promised on the Course Overview analysing the role and duties of the DPO in a practical context. It is well organised with a good balance between the trainer’s presentations and the reading material.”
Shirley Clarke
Chartered Accountants Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

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