Advanced Diploma in Data Protection Law
Course available through blended / online distance learning.
Since Covid–19 restrictions came into force on March 12, this course was delivered 100% online through our accessible Virtual Learning Environment. Read about the recent changes here.
King’s Inns will continue to offer this course online for 2020/2021 until it is safe to deliver in person as well on campus. Attending classes in person will be optional.
We know social interaction with fellow students, lecturers and visiting speakers is an integral part of the King’s Inns experience and once a safe opportunity presents, we will invite students back on campus.
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.
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
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.
LEAD LECTURER / COURSE DIRECTOR
The coordinator of the course is Dr. David Fennelly BL.
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. The course concludes with an evening round–table discussion.
Course Start Date: Tuesday 6 October 2020 (provisional)
Application Deadline: Friday 18 September 2020
This course will also be available via blended online learning,
with classes recorded using e–learning software and made available to students for streaming via our Virtual Learning Environment. This means that, while all students are welcome to attend class in person, most 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.
All class notes are available online before lectures take place. Online tutorials and IT support are available to help students navigate their way through our Library and legal resource databases.
Complimentary parking and refreshments are provided to participants attending in person.
Please note that the schedule below is provisional.
Introduction to Data Protection Law
Data Processing Principles
Lawfulness of Data Processing
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
To be awarded the Advanced Diploma, a participant will be required to successfully complete two written assignments.
Total cost of course: €2,350.
Fee structure can be viewed here.
BL graduates who are subscribing members to King’s Inns receive a 10% discount on this course. Click here for more information.
HOW DO I APPLY?
We are now taking applications for this course.
There is no admission requirements for this course. Your place on the course will not be secured until payment is received in full.
Payment can be made through the application portal using your credit / debit card.
If your employer is paying for your studies, you will require a PO number, the name and email address for the person responsible for payment in your organisation. The invoice will issue directly to the person whose details you enter. You will also be able to download a copy of the invoice through the application portal.
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