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Data Security


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: 

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, which is fully up to date with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, examines the law as it relates to data security, and the practical steps that organisations need to take to ensure compliance with their obligations.  It concentrates on how to avoid data security breaches, but also looks at what can be done to mitigate the effects of any breach that does occur.  The session considers the practical implications of the recommendations of various government and other reports on the security of data.

Key aspects of this session include:

  • analysis of the legal requirements for keeping the personal information secure
  • 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
  • examination of the powers of the Data Protection Commissioner and other legal and commercial consequences of data security breaches
  • managing a data security breach - law and best practice
  • laptop and portable media encryption - when it is required
  • informing individuals and notifying the Commissioner about data security breaches - what is required and how to go about it
  • confinement strategies to prevent further dissemination of lost or stolen data
  • preparing for mandatory breach notifications under the GDPR

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

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Course Information
DublinWednesday, 17 November 2021
VirtualWednesday, 09 March 2022
DublinWednesday, 25 May 2022
DublinWednesday, 28 September 2022
DublinWednesday, 30 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


- 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.”
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“Thoroughly enjoyable.”

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"The ability of the trainer in dealing with questions was excellent."
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“Very informative. Course went at a good pace, and course material comprehensive. Very thought provoking.”
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"Very complete coverage and comprehensive information."
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