ICS Data Protection Essentials

This one-day introductory-level programme is designed for those who handle information about clients or the general public – and who need a basic understanding of data protection rights and responsibilities in Ireland. It covers the fundamental issues contained within the Data Protection Acts that have a legislative impact upon all organisations and provides information on how to achieve compliance.

"I found the course very helpful. The delivery was excellent with a broad range of services/industries covered."

Data Protection Officer, Private Health sector

The syllabus of the ICS Data Protection Essentials course encourages the recognition of data protection legislation as one particular safeguard relating to personal information – whilst at the same time recognising the legitimate needs of business and organisations to process such information.

The syllabus comprises the following core topics:

  • Why data protection?
  • Fundamental definitions
  • Data Controller's obligations
  • Individual rights
  • Regulation and enforcement

Completing the ICS Data Protection Essentials programme equips attendees to:

  • Be fully aware of the need for data protection legislation in Ireland
  • Understand Ireland's Data Protection laws
  • Interpret and apply Ireland's Data Protection Acts in their own business environment

The ICS Data Protection Essentials programme is suitable for all those who need a basic understanding of data protection obligations and the need to achieve compliance. All employees who are in regular contact with client or employee personal information will find it of interest and benefit, including:

  • Customer support and call centre
  • Human resources staff
  • Legal secretaries
  • Health sector administration staff
  • Financial services sales and administration
  • Accounts personnel
  • Line managers in admin., sales, marketing and HR
  • Database administrators and document management staff

This is an attendance-only course without any testing or accreditation at the end.

All attendees at the ICS Data Protection Essentials programme will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

COST:  €450 per attendee. Group discounts available.

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