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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

NEW Online GDPR Staff Awareness Course Click here (€30):


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.

Many of the main concepts and principles of GDPR are much the same as those in our current Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 (the Acts) so if you are compliant under current law, then much of your approach should remain valid under the GDPR. However, GDPR introduces new elements and significant enhancements which will require detailed consideration by all organisations involved in processing personal data. 

Organisations have until 25th May 2018 to comply with the new regulation, or potentially face fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €20 million – whichever is greater.

As part of our members services we are looking to hold a one day practical workshop to help you be prepared.. Some of the areas that will be covered in this workshop will include the following:

  • DPO Roles and Responsibilities
  • Data Subject Rights
  • Data Controller and Data Processor Responsibilities
  • Privacy by Design and by Default
  • Policies and Procedures required to meet the GDPR
  • Governance and Risk Management
  • Retention of membership forms, consent forms & Garda Vetting forms. 


If you would like to book onto a course or would like further informatin please contact Cliodhna at



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