In February, 2012, The Irish Computer Society formally launched the Association of Data Protection Officers (ADPO). The association is a membership group for those who are actively working as Data Protection Officers in their respective organisations. The objective of the Association is to provide clarity on issues, raise awareness of the legislation and to offer its members a forum where these topics can be discussed.
The association offers Data Protection Officers an opportunity to share ideas, voice concerns, seek clarity on new legislation, and offer their own insights on the demands and challenges of the job.
Membership is open to anyone who fills a data management role within their organisation, whether formally or informally.
Among the many benefits of ADPO membership are the following:
- Continuous Professional Development The association will host a number of Data Protection events throughout the year, including seminars on the legislation, information evenings regarding particular issues and debates, a quarterly DP Briefing on news, views and events within the industry, and formal training in relation to both generic and industry-specific themes.
- Resources Library A library of resources such as sample policies, awareness collateral, event videos and presentations that will be available at discounted or no charge to members.
- An opportunity to influence Have your opinion heard and represented by a body that specifically caters to the needs of the Data Protection Officer.
- Professional Recognition We will implement a certification programme to recognise Data Protection Officers' qualifications and their commitment to continuous professional development.
Join us at www.dpo.ie.