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Educating Organisations in GDPR

The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) has launched a new three-day course in correct GDPR practices.

This course is aimed at companies, both public and private, and their staff, who work with and/or are responsible for personal data. As of May of this year, both significant changes and new obligations to handling and retaining personal data have been brought about as a result of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. It also has been supplemented with increased hefty fines of up to €20m, or 4% of global turnover, for malpractice or misuse of sensitive data.

The IPA has established this course to educate organisations and clarify correct procedures in complying with GDPR regulations. According to the course website, participants who have undergone the course will be competent in:
– Demonstrating practical knowledge and understanding of current data protection requirements.
– Developing and implementing effective data protection policies and procedures for their
organisations
– Understanding the key changes coming in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) so they
can apply relevant measures to their working environments.

An assessment of participants’ knowledge will take the form of an exam 3-4 days after the course, and successful students will be awarded an IPA Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection. Exams can be taken at home or in work under remotely invigilated conditions, or at the IPA on the stated date and time. See course webpage for appropriate info.

The cost of this course is €1350 per person and bookings must be made 2 weeks prior to course start date. Bookings can be made online or by completing and posting the form available online.

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