Advanced Diploma in Data Protection Law

This course will be available via blended 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 16 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 on Tuesday 7 November 2017 and for the final round–table discussion session (NB dates to be confirmed).

Provisional Course Start Date: Tuesday 7 November 2017

Application Deadline: Tuesday 26 September 2017

Please note that the schedule below is provisional for 2017/18. 

Week No.

Date

Topic

Speaker

1.

07.11.17

Introduction to Data Protection Law (attendance in person required)

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2.

14.11.17

Data Processing Principles 

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3.

21.11.17 

Lawfulness of Data Processing 

.

4.

28.11.17

Data Processors and Data Controllers: Roles and Responsibilities 

.

5.

05.12.17

Data Subjects’ Rights

.

6.

12.12.17 

The Right to be Forgotten

7.

09.01.18

Dealing with Access Requests 

.

8.

16.01.18

Dealing with Data Breaches 

9.

23.01.18 

Data Security 

.

10.

30.01.18

The Evolving Framework for Data Protection Accountability 

.

11.

06.02.18

Data Protection Enforcement and Remedies 

.

12.

13.02.18

Data Protection Officers: Roles and Responsibilities 

.

13.

20.02.18 

Data Protection Impact Assessment 

.

14.

27.02.18

International Data Transfers 

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15.

06.03.18

Data Protection Issues: A View from the Bench (attendance in person required)

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16.

13.03.18

Current Issues in Data Protection Law / Update on State of Play in Implementation (attendance in person required)

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ASSESSMENT 

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

Fees can be viewed here

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are made here.

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