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GDPR - Data Protection for Business

Start Date Monday, 26th March 2018
Duration 9am-5pm
Start & Finish Time 9am-5pm
Trainer TalentPool Ltd
Places 16
Location Cork Airport Hotel
Members Fee €75.00
Non-Members Fee €90.00

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To book a place on this course, please complete the following online form.


Data protection in Ireland has been governed to date by the Data Protection Act 1988 which was amended in 2003 to include EU directives from 1995. This legislation was the Irish governments interpretation of the EU directive and was implemented in a time before Social Media existed.

In recent years with data breaches occuring on an almost weekly basis across the world the EU has gotten serious about data protection. In April 2016 the EU adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and gave the members of the EU until 25th May 2018 to prepare for enforcement. It will become Irish Law on that date.

There are a lot of changes between DPA and GDPR with one most notable being the requirement to have Data Privacy taken into consideration throughout any development of any system or application which processes personal data.

There is also significant fines for non-compliance.

This training will give businesses the guidance they need to prepare for GDPR.


To provide participants with an awareness of the changes in the Data Protection legislation and to create awareness as to what effect these changes will have on the participant's business along with some practical knowledge as to how to comply with the legislation.


Participants will be informed how to:

- Identify key changes in the Data Protection legislation and how they will impact your organisation

- Identify individual rights and your organisations obligations under the regulation

-Obtaining consent and knowing your legal basis for processing

-Awareness of liabilities and penalties under GDPR

-How to effectively conduct a data audit for your business

-Raising staff awareness

This course will utilise a variety of training methods including practical exercises and handouts detailing the individual rights and how to conduct a data audit.

About this form

The purpose of this booking form is to gather profile information about participants on programmes funded by Skillnets from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education & Skills (DES). Only aggregated participant data will be reported to the DES. Separately, Skillnets will inform the Department of Social Protection (DSP) about the attendance of individuals in receipt of income support from DSP on short courses (i.e. 20 days or less). This is part of an arrangement with the Department, which supports the participation of its clients on Skillnets programmes.

Please Note: The number of free places available on this course are limited, and may already be allocated. In filling in this form, you are requesting a place on this course as opposed to making a confirmed booking. A member of our training team will be in touch closer to the course start date to advise if we are in a position to offer you a place on this course. If we are not able to offer you a place on this course, your request will be kept on file for future courses.

As an ongoing quality control measure and to ensure the highest possible standard of training, courses may be inspected from time to time.


BiznetCork Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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