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Data Security


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Data Security


Course Overview:

Data protection law requires that personal information must be held and used securely.  Recent headlines have shown that organisations are not doing enough to ensure the security of people’s personal data.  It is not always obvious what measures should be taken by organisations to comply with the legal obligations.

This session looks at the practical steps that organisations need to take to ensure compliance with their obligations.  It concentrates on how to avoid data security breaches from a legal and practical point of view, as well as considering the implications of any breach that might occur.

Key aspects of this session include:

  • analysis of the legal requirements for keeping the personal data secure
  • key physical and organisational measures that every organisation should consider
  • the requirement for documentation and how to comply with it
  • an introduction to the requirements of ‘data protection by design’, and ‘data protection by default’
  • the Data Protection Commissioner’s recommendations and latest guidance
  • the data security implications of using 3rd parties to process personal information, such as external contractors and outsourced service providers
  • informing individuals and notifying the Commissioner about data security breaches - what is required and how to go about it
  • the powers of the Data Protection Commissioner and other legal and commercial consequences of data security breaches

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

Course Trainer

Ronan Hayes
Data Protection Manager

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Course Information
Dublin (Classroom)Wednesday, 27 September 2023
Virtual-LIVEWednesday, 29 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 for this course when booked together


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

Who should attend:
Data Protection Officers, IT Managers, Compliance Officers, Corporate Security Officers, legal advisers, persons responsible for risk management, and others.


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection


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Kevin Harte

“Very informative and practical.”
Denise Kennedy
Dept of Public Expenditure and Reform

Maura Young
Irish Credit Bureau

“Thoroughly enjoyable.”

Michael King
Cleaver Fulton Rankin


 "The ability of the trainer in dealing with questions was excellent."
Joanne Ness

“Very informative. Course went at a good pace, and course material comprehensive. Very thought provoking.”
Muriel Koyce
Sunbeam House Services

"Very complete coverage and comprehensive information."
Tony Scott
Grafton Group Plc