Advanced Diploma in Data Protection Law
Course available through blended / online distance learning.
Data protection has gained an increasingly high profile,
both in Ireland and internationally, over recent years. With the imminent entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (“the GDPR”), which significantly reforms the regulatory regime, it is more important than ever for citizens, businesses and public institutions to become familiar with their rights and obligations under Irish and EU data protection law.
PROGRAMME AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
This course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive and practical grounding in the changing framework for data protection law and practice, knowledge of which will be essential for almost all businesses and public and private entities in the State.
COURSE CONTENT AND DELIVERY
Delivery is in part–time mode through the medium of lectures presented by leading experts in the area. The course will take place over a period of 18 weeks on Tuesday mornings 8.30 – 10.00 am. Free parking and refreshments will be provided for participants. The course concludes with an evening round–table discussion.
This course will also be available via blended learning,
with most classes recorded using e–learning software and made available to students for streaming via our student intranet system. This means that, while all students are welcome and encouraged to attend class in person, some of the sessions will be recorded so that students who are based outside Dublin or who are otherwise unable to attend can catch up on the material by streaming the video in their own time. Lecture videos require an internet connection to be streamed.
Attendance in person will be required for registration and the first class and for the final round–table discussion session (NB dates to be confirmed).
Course Start Date: Tuesday 8 October 2019
Application Deadline: Applications for 2020/2021 will open in April.
Please note that the schedule below is provisional for 2019/20.
Introduction to Data Protection Law (attendance in person required)
Data Processing Principles
Lawfulness of Data Processing (Lecture taken place on a Friday)
Data Processors and Data Controllers: Roles and Responsibilities
Paul Lavery, Partner, McCann Fitzgerald
The Right to be Forgotten
Dealing with Access Requests
Damien Young, Partner Philip Lee
Brian Honan, BH Consulting
Kate Colleary, Colleary & Co.
Data Protection: the EU Regulatory Framework
Anna Morgan, Head of Legal ODPC
Data Protection Enforcement
Dealing with Data Breaches
Jevan Neilan, Senior Associate, Mason Hayes & Curran
Data Protection Impact Assessment
Dr TJ McIntyre, UCD/Digital Rights Ireland
International Data Transfers
Data Protection Law: Public Sector Issues
Kate O’Donnell BL, Governance Specialist, Institute of Public Administration
Data Protection and Law Enforcement
Kenneth Ruane, Head of Civil Legal, An Garda Síochána
Current Issues in Data Protection Law (attendance in person recommended)
To be awarded the Advanced Diploma, a participant will be required to successfully complete two written assignments.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The GDPR is of such wide application that it will affect anyone dealing with personal data. This course will be of interest to: barristers and solicitors working in the public and private sector; prospective data protection officers and members of DPO teams; those working in technology and data–driven sectors; employed and self–employed persons whose work brings them into contact with data protection issues on a regular basis in large, medium and small enterprises; employees of financial institutions; those working in central or local government, as well as the health and education sectors. The course will be particularly valuable to individuals with responsibility for data protection within their organisations, whether big or small, public or private sector.
Fees can be viewed here.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are made here.
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