Introduction to Data Protection for Business (GDPR)
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.
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