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Data Protection in the Workplace

 

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:

4 Hours CPDMeeting the requirements of data protection law whilst handling staff data can be particularly challenging. Holding and using staff information carries significant legal responsibilities and risks.

This invaluable one-day session is designed to meet the needs of anyone who has responsibility for the use of employee data, including Human Resources Officers and Compliance Officers. It is also useful to Employment Lawyers and companies providing outsourced HR functions to other organisations.

This course, which is fully up to date with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), uses case studies based on real scenarios to give delegates a practical understanding of the data protection compliance issues involved in employing and managing staff. The session lets delegates know the key areas of risk, and includes practical advice on:

  • obtaining, using and managing staff information
  • ensuring that the recruitment and selection process meets the legal requirements, including the content of application forms, pre-employment vetting, criminal records, medical checks and the interview process
  • retaining staff records, including setting appropriate periods of time for keeping information
  • dealing with information requests from staff - what must be disclosed and what you can withhold
  • disclosing staff information to outside third parties - the legal requirements that must be met before staff information can be sent outside the organisation
  • references and the rights of ex-members of staff
  • monitoring staff activities and communications, including using line managers, private detectives, CCTV cameras and website monitoring technologies
  • handling sensitive information such as health and sickness records and medical data
  • how to handle mergers, acquisitions and restructuring
  • outsourcing functions to third party providers
  • how to handle staff complaints
  • the role of the Data Protection Commissioner and what to do if she instigates an investigation

There will be plenty of opportunity for questions at the training course.

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

 
Course Trainer

Linda Hines

Linda Hynes
Partner
Lewis Silkin Ireland


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Course Information
DublinFriday, 19 November 2021
VirtualFriday, 11 March 2022
DublinFriday, 27 May 2022
DublinFriday, 30 September 2022
DublinFriday, 02 December 2022


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:
Human Resources Officers and Administrators, Personnel Officers, Data Protection Officers, Compliance Officers, Employers’ Representatives, and Employment Law Advisers, and others.

 

Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection

 

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Course Testimonials


"Very good course"
Ann Delaney
Department of Defence


“Excellent all round”
Ann Hassett
Laois VEC


"The course was very well presented and very informative"
Paul Dawson
Dublin City Council

 

“Very informative.”
Paola Rossi
Webroot


“Very good insight.”
Ken Lillis
HSE


“Very relevant content.”
Mairead Lyons
Lidl Ireland

 

“Excellent.”
Claire Cahill
Barclays Bank Ireland

 
 
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