ICS Certified Data Protection Officer Certificate

Be confident that your organisation's policies and procedures are legally compliant with data protection legislation by completing Ireland's first certified data protection practitioner programme.

The three-day course 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 would highly recommend the ICS Certified Data Protection Officer course. Very professional and informative. Excellent presenter."

Director, IT Security Consultancy

The syllabus focuses on how the data protection principles work in practice, and on the promotion of good practice within organisations. Among the themes covered on the course are:

  • What is privacy?
  • Data protection principles
  • Role and responsibilities of data processor
  • Offences and penalties
  • Data protection exemptions
  • What is sensitive personal data?
  • Role and responsibilities of data controller
  • Role of the Data Protection Commissioner's Office
  • Regulation and enforcement
  • Practical applications of data protection legislation

Completing the ICS Certified Data Protection Officer Certificate programme will enable you to:

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of Ireland's data protection legislation
  • Understand what needs to be achieved to attain organisational compliance
  • Develop and maintain effective policies and procedures for management of the data protection process
  • Apply data protection legislation across a range of professional situations
  • Demonstrate your competency in data protection practice by means of a formal qualification
  • Enhance public confidence in your organisation with recognised in-house data protection expertise

The course and its certification will be of interest and of benefit to all those involved in the processing, storage and management of personal information.

This includes:

  • Data protection officers
  • Human resource managers
  • Sales and marketing managers
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Information security professionals
  • Compliance and audit managers

On completion of the course participants can sit a test leading to the award of the ICS Certified Data Protection Officer Certificate.

A few details about the test:

  • The test lasts 60 minutes
  • It consists of 40 multiple-choice questions
  • The pass score is 70%
  • The test must be sat at an accredited ICS Skills Test Centre

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